Which states are getting most solar?
A map of states where solar power is growing fastest, and where it is getting the most solar in 2018 is available for download.
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the U.S. installed an average of 6,600 megawatts of solar in the first quarter of 2018.
That was the most in nearly two years.
California leads the way, with a total of 2,700 megawatts, followed by California, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Texas.
Texas led the pack with more than 2,300 megawatts.
Other states with high solar installations include Texas, Louisiana, and Virginia.
But even though Texas has the most installed solar in terms of megawatts and the fourth-highest installed solar capacity, the state also had the most electricity generated by renewable sources in the third quarter.
“Texas is the solar capital of the United States, but that is because of the vast amount of sunshine we get every year,” said Solar Energy Industry Association CEO Jim Gorman in a statement.
The U.K. is second in the country in terms the installed solar energy.
Solar PV is the fastest growing source of energy in the United Kingdom.
It is up about 10 percent in the past year, according to the International Energy Agency.
And it’s the third fastest growing solar energy source in the world after China and Germany.
Despite the huge increases in solar installations in the U, many states are still experiencing some of the same problems.
A lot of states still have high energy bills, with average electricity bills topping $1,000 a month in Nevada, South Dakota, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Tennessee’s Gulf Coast region, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina, according the SolarEnergy Industry Association.
More than $3 billion in federal subsidies are at risk if the Trump administration doesn’t act to lower the cost of solar panels.
The Trump administration announced last month that it would delay the end of the federal tax credit for solar panels until 2021.
On top of that, the solar industry is still grappling with the Trump era.
In the first six months of the year, solar companies lost more than $300 million in revenue.
Since the Trump election, Trump has made a number of policy decisions that have made solar more expensive, making it harder for solar companies to compete with fossil fuel-based energy sources, according Toews.
That could be a drag for the solar power industry, which has to contend with low interest rates, rising costs for solar systems, and a general lack of support for solar power in the marketplace, he said.
While the Trump Administration has made it clear it wants to promote renewable energy and support solar energy, the federal subsidies could be at risk unless the administration changes its stance, Toews said.