The US installed 3.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar power at the beginning of 2020, enough to power 16.1 million homes.
Due to solar installation costs declining, the solar power market in the US has skyrocketed. Traditionally, California has dominated the market, but other states are rapidly turning to solar systems as their preferred power source. States outside of California made up the largest share of the market last year. Coming in second place following Florida is Texas, with a cumulative capacity of about 4,606.20 megawatts (MW). That’s a lot of solar power that our big state is getting.
In total, the U.S. solar market will install nearly 100 GW of solar from 2021-2025, more than what was installed over the last five years.