In Solar Buzz

By Tom DiChristopher for CNBC

  • California remains the undisputed champion of solar power, but there are plenty of movers and shakers outside the top five in this year’s ranking of solar PV capacity.

  • Growth in solar installations is beginning to migrate to the Midwest and Southeast.

  • South Carolina climbed the most spots on the list in 2017, jumping from No. 27 to No. 18.

If you live in South Carolina, congratulations. Your state vaulted nine spots and cracked into the top 20 markets for solar power capacity in 2017.

The Solar Energy Industries Association on Thursday released its annual review of U.S. solar installations and with it comes a fresh ranking of capacity by state.

Click here to see the chart that ranks states and Washington, D.C., by their total solar photovoltaic capacity, the most common type of solar power technology. It also shows how much solar PV each state added in 2017 and 2016.

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