Here in New Hampshire it feels like distributed solar power, mostly rooftop solar panels, is growing fast. Just look at this chart from the Public Utilities Commission:
Whoopee, right? Well, maybe not.
Check out the map at the top of this article, which shows distributed solar by state as of the end of 2018 – New Hampshire’s total is so small that we don’t even register. We’re a sad, gray blob, along with Maine and a few other states. That streak of gray Plains states, by the way, have large and growing wind production that makes solar less important.