Research reveals which states produce the most solar energy in the US, as searches for solar energy have increased 204% since the beginning of 2023.With millions of Americans impacted by rising electricity and natural gas prices, solar provider SunPower researched how much energy costs in each state and looked into which states produce the most electricity from clean energy technologies.The full research can be found here: https://us.sunpower.com/home-
solar/solar-energy-reportThe 10 states that produce the most residential solar energy:
Total residential solar energy production in the U.S
1 California 39.3% 2 New York 6.1% 3 Arizona 5.9% 4 New Jersey 5.4% 5 Texas 5.2% 6 Massachusetts 4.7% 7 Florida 3.8% 8 Minnesota 2.4% 9 Nevada 2.2% 9 Colorado 2.2%Further findings:
- Vermont produces the highest percentage (99.8%) of its total energy from clean sources.
- Hawaii is the most expensive state for electricity, with an average price of 45.69 ¢/kWh.
- Idaho has the most affordable electricity prices in the country, 46% less than the U.S. national average, with an average price of 10.51 ¢/kWh.
- California is the state with electricity prices going up the fastest – the prices have risen by 78% in the last decade.