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Oh, ye of little knowledge:
Plants are located throughout the United States. There are four more plants planned in Colorado and three more in Utah.
New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Pennsylvania have all passed Renewable Energy laws.
Just for the record, the Long Island Solar Farm is "the largest photovoltaic array in the eastern U.S. It earned the Best Photovoltaic Project of Year Award from the New York Solar Energy Industries Association. The LISF is made up of 164,312 solar panels, which provide enough electricity for roughly 4,500 households. Additionally, the project will cause the abatement of more than 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year."
List of five BEST states for solar energy:
1. Massachusetts With an impressive 4.4 out of 5, Massachusetts is one of only a handful of states where homeowners have the option of leasing solar panels for rather than buying them outright. As you might imagine, this puts a residential solar system within the financial reach of many who might otherwise not be able to purchase one. Massachusetts also offers several tempting rebates and tax incentives for choosing solar.
2. Maryland With a 4.3 out of 5, Maryland was only narrowly edged out of the top spot by Massachusetts. With good background energy policies, strong financial incentives, and the availability of solar leases, the only thing holding Maryland back is a high threshold for earning those incentives. Currently, only systems of at least 20 kilowatts (much bigger than the average home system) qualify.
3. New York Although it ties Maryland with a 4.3 out of 5, New York has blazed its own trail when it comes to state rebate and tax credit programs designed to help those who go solar achieve even faster payback time frames.
4. Delaware A score of 4.05 out of 5 is nothing to sneeze at, especially because it doesnt adequately show how far Delaware has come in just a few short years. Since 2010, all of the states renewable energy policies, from tax incentives to the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS), have matured significantly. One of the only things holding it back is the lack of a property tax exemption to save homeowners even more money on an annual basis.
5. Colorado As the home of one of the first Renewables Portfolio Standards in the country, its no surprise that Colorado is in the top five. With a score of 3.7 out of 5, Colorado recently strengthened its successful RPS, mandating 30 percent renewable energy by 2020. Although financial incentives are available from the handful of utility companies operating in the state, Colorados solar future would benefit from state rebates and tax credits that could bring the sticker price of installation way down for residents.
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Everything here is heavily subsidized. This leads to Sucker Consumerism. This is intentional.
If you Search Solar ROI, Solar Payback, Solar...whatever,...it is nearly impossible to find any unbiased data.
You will find www.joeblowsolar.com across the board and they ALL sing the praises of Solar because they are selling the crap.
Other than that, you'll find the .gov sites singing halleluiah about all the rebates, refunds and other hidden subsidies to make Solar look good.
So you can take your biased Tree-Hugger, Solar-Hawker, Gubbermint-sudsudizzed BS and stroke yerself wit it, Dood.