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.
Seems to me that power production per capita or per square mile would be a statistic
less biased towards large states.
True -although that didn’t seem to bother Rhode Island, Delaware and Vermont, all of which have fewer people, and no more land area, than NH does.