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.


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