Thursday, 2 December 2010

New list ranks top US states for solar energy

A new report lists the top states in America for solar power. The Huffington Post reports new research from Arizona State University, on the "Optimal Deployment of Solar Index" (OSDI), provides a ranking of ideal states for solar power based on a range of considerations:

Ideal states should have: a relatively high level of solar insolation (ability to generate a significant amount of solar energy), a fairly large amount of economic activity resulting from solar energy being deployed, a reasonably low cost of energy installation, higher than average current prices for electricity, and the potential for electricity production through solar power that would offset large amounts of carbon emissions.

Top of the list is Hawaii (pic). California - the Sun State - only makes 30th on the list.

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