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Top Solar States: Per Capita PV Generation

So after seeing the capacity chart, a commenter thought a chart based on generation would be interesting. Here it is. A couple of things to note: EIA reports generation in thousands of megawatt-hours, nothing smaller, and they round to the nearest whole number. So at the very low end the per capita figures are probably skewed a bit. Also, while differences between per capita capacity and generation rankings can probably be attributed to one state having better-producing solar (better resource, higher proportion of utility-scale, etc.), when the capacity was installed in 2015 will also influence rankings. For instance, if a state saw a relatively large amount of solar get installed late in 2015, that would boost its capacity ranking without providing much generation for the year.And one other thing: Remember. this is per capita, not per household as electricity use is often described.

state per capita solar generation