In 2022, the United States saw a historic surge in small-scale solar capacity, adding 6.4 gigawatts (GW). California takes the lead with 36% of the country’s small-scale solar capacity, driven by sunshine, incentives, and high retail electricity prices. California’s Net Energy Metering Program and solar panel requirements for new construction have further boosted adoption. This trend is not unique to California, as New York and New Jersey also witnessed substantial growth. Hawaii stands out with the highest solar penetration, marking a significant step toward renewable energy targets. Looks like we are on our way to a cleaner and greener future, however there is much more work to be done.
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