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Ten  states – Nevada, Hawaii, California, Arizona, North Carolina, New Jersey, Vermont, New Mexico, Massachusetts and Colorado – accounted for 88 percent of U.S. solar capacity at the end of 2015 (but only 26 percent of the country’s population), according to a new report spotted via Solar Industry news.

The weirdo on that list is Vermont, which has neither the sunny/desert climate of most of leaders nor the population base of Massachusetts and New Jersey. It’s like seeing New Hampshire high on a list of Best Ocean Coastlines (our coastline isn’t crummy, it’s just tiny: roughly 18 miles, depending on how you measure it).

Vermont’s small population helps its per capita rating, of course, but still. The secret, of course, is government incentives – for better or worse. Better, I say.



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