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Alabama

Alabama is home to 24 solar companies, including a major solar water heating manufacturer.

In 2010, Alabama awarded over $600,000 in grants to three municipal governments in the state to use solar to reduce their electricity cost.

Alaska

There are 15 solar companies creating jobs in Alaska.

Alaska enacted legislation in 2010 that allows municipalities to exempt residential photovoltaic and solar water heating systems from their property taxes.

Arizona

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 22,500 homes.

There are over 300 solar companies creating jobs in Arizona.

Arkansas

A company in Arkansas supplies solar support structures to the solar industry.

There are 16 solar companies creating jobs in Arkansas, including four manufacturers.

California

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 267,000 homes.

With more than 1200 solar companies, California leads in solar development and solar jobs.

Colorado

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 21,760 homes.

There are 290 solar companies creating jobs in Colorado.

Connecticut

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 4,240 homes.

There are 77 solar companies creating jobs in Connecticut.

Delaware

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 1,100 homes.

There are 32 solar companies creating jobs in Delaware.

District of Columbia

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 900 homes.

There are 69 solar companies creating jobs in the District of Columbia.

Florida

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 29,660 homes.

There are over 300 solar companies creating jobs in Florida.

Georgia

A manufacturer of photovoltaic panels will provide 350 jobs at its factory in Georgia within the next five years.

There are 87 solar companies creating jobs in Georgia.

Hawaii

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 8,340 homes.

There are 80 solar companies creating jobs in Hawaii.

Idaho

Manufacturers in Idaho produce wafers, cells and other key components for the solar photovoltaic industry.

There are 36 solar companies working to create jobs and boost local economies across Idaho.

Illinois

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 2,940 homes.

There are 173 solar companies creating jobs in Illinois.

Indiana

There are 46 solar companies creating jobs in Indiana, including 17 manufacturers.

A planned solar panel factory will create 850 new jobs in the state by 2013.

Iowa

Iowa offers property tax exemptions on photovoltaic and solar thermal systems for residents and businesses in the state.

There are 24 solar companies creating jobs in Iowa.

Kansas

There are 30 solar companies creating jobs in Kansas.

Kansas offers property tax incentives on solar thermal electric and photovoltaic systems for its residents, businesses, and utilities.

Kentucky

Kentucky has 33 solar companies, including 11 manufacturers, creating jobs in the state.

Kentucky is home to a solar panel manufacturer that supplies area installers, businesses, and government agencies, including the military.

Louisiana

There are 31 solar companies creating jobs in Louisiana.

Louisiana offers a tax credit of up to $12,500 for the purchase and installation of photovoltaic and solar thermal systems.

Maine

One solar company in Maine has grown by more than 400 percent over the last three years.

There are 43 solar companies creating jobs and boosting local economies across Maine.

Maryland

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 2,640 homes.

There are 115 solar companies creating jobs in Maryland.

Massachussetts

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 7,540 homes.

Massachusetts is home to over 175 solar companies, including 57 manufacturing companies.

Michigan

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 520 homes.

Michigan has 167 solar companies creating jobs in the state, including 62 manufacturing companies.

Minnesota

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 720 homes.

The state of Minnesota has 62 solar companies, including 16 manufacturing companies.

Mississippi

Mississippi is home to a manufacturer of high-efficiency, thin-film solar panels.

Mississippi's Clean Energy Initiative offers eligible manufacturers a 10-year tax exemption to establish or expand a production facility.

Missouri

In 2010, Missouri ranked 6th in the nation for solar photovoltaic jobs.

There are 61 solar companies creating jobs in Missouri.

Montana

Montana offers property tax exemptions on photovoltaic and solar thermal systems for residents and businesses in the state.

There are 26 solar companies creating jobs in Montana.

Nebraska

There are 20 solar companies creating jobs in Nebraska.

Nebraska is ranked 13th in the nation in solar energy potential.

Nevada

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 32,300 homes.

The solar array at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada has a total capacity of 14MW and will supply more than 25 percent of the power used at the base.

New Hampshire

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 400 homes.

New Hampshire is home to 58 solar companies, including 18 manufacturers that supply electric and solar thermal technology equipment.

New Jersey

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 57,680 homes.

New Jersey is the second largest market for solar photovoltaics in the country.

New Mexico

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 9,020 homes.

A company in New Mexico manufactures components for both solar photovoltaic systems and concentrating solar plants.

New York

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 10,900 homes.

There are 320 solar companies creating jobs in New York.

North Carolina

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 8,480 homes.

There are 112 solar companies creating jobs in North Carolina.

North Dakota

A company in North Dakota manufactures solar-powered water pumping systems that improve water quality.

North Dakota offers property tax exemptions on photovoltaic and solar thermal systems for residents and businesses in the state.

Ohio

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 4,220 homes.

There are 164 solar companies creating jobs in Ohio.

Oklahoma

There are 20 solar companies in Oklahoma creating jobs throughout the state.

A company in Oklahoma manufactures solar-powered water pumps.

Oregon

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 4,960 homes

Oregon is home to one of the largest photovoltaic cell manufacturing plants in North America.

Pennsylvania

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 10,800 homes.

There are 343 solar companies creating jobs in Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island

In 2011, the largest solar photovoltaic farm in Rhode Island came online and has the capacity to generate 625 MWh of electricity annually.

There are 14 solar companies creating jobs in Rhode Island, including 3 manufacturers.

South Carolina

South Carolina is ranked among the top 10 states in the nation in solar energy potential.

There are 33 solar companies creating jobs in South Carolina, including 7 manufacturers.

South Dakota

A company in South Dakota manufactures batteries used in photovoltaic systems.

South Dakota offers loans to nonprofits, schools, and government agencies to pay for photovoltaic and solar thermal systems.

Tennessee

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 940 homes

There are 160 solar companies creating jobs in Tennessee.

Texas

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 6,120 homes.

In 2011, a 30MW solar plant near Austin came online, making it the largest active solar project of any municipal utility in the country.

Utah

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 420 homes.

Utah will soon have one of the nation's largest rooftop solar installations, located at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

Vermont

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 580 homes.

There are 42 solar companies creating jobs in Vermont.

Virginia

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 560 homes.

There are 110 solar companies creating jobs in Virginia.

Washington

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 1,440 homes.

Washington is a leader in the production of polysilicon, a major component in most photovoltaic panels.

West Virginia

A large solar installation company in West Virginia has tripled their workforce each year for the last three years.

West Virginia offers a personal tax credit of up to $2,000 for residential solar thermal and photovoltaic system installations.

Wisconsin

Solar Power Working Today: Enough to power 1,600 homes.

There are 166 solar companies creating jobs in Wisconsin.

Wyoming

Wyoming has a strong solar resource throughout the state, with solar generation potential of 72 million MWh per year.

Two utilities in Wyoming offer rebates for solar photovoltaic and solar water heating systems.