The growth of small-scale solar in recent years is helping fuel the expansion of energy production from renewable sources in the U.S. More and more states are making solar a priority. Use the map to check out the state-by-state landscape. See how it has challenged over the last few years.
States with policies encouraging distributed energy from small-scale, often locally owned solar, give businesses big energy savings. Their local economies also get an economic boost. When solar investments are left to incumbent, often investor-owned utilities, states install less solar. Read more at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.