California holds nearly half of all solar permits in 2015, Midwest is lacking

  • Out of the 325,000 new solar power systems added last year, nearly half were in California.
  • Seven out of 10 top solar metros were in California, including San Francisco and Los Angeles.
  • Energy industry hub Houston saw a marginal estimated 0.18 installations per 1,000 residents in 2015.
  • The Northeast showed more signs of geothermal adaptation, at a 13.2 percent permit share.

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BuildZoom recently calculated the frequency of solar permits in the U.S., finding over 325,000 new solar power systems were added to homes last year, half of which were located in sunny California.