2009 Solar Scorecard

Here are some statistics released by SEIA that I found interesting.

Germany continues to dominate the rest of the world with added solar capacity, despite their Seattle-like climate. Go figure…

Solar Capacity Added by State (2009)

1. California (220 MW)
2. New Jersey (57 MW)
3. Florida (36 MW)
4. Arizona (23 MW)
5. Colorado (23 MW)
5. Hawaii (14 MW)
6. New York (12 MW)
7. Massachusetts (10 MW)
8. Connecticut (9 MW)
9. North Carolina (8 MW)

* Hawaii installed the most solar electric capacity per capita in 2009 (10.4 W per capita). Nevada has the most cumulative solar electric capacity per capita (38 W per capita).

Solar Capacity Added by Nation (2009)

1. Germany (3,000 MW)
2. Italy (700 MW)
3. Japan (484 MW)
4. United States (481 MW)
5. Czech Republic (411 MW)
6. Belgium (292 MW)
7. France (285 MW)
8. Spain (180)

* The U.S. (2,108 MW) also ranked in fourth place in cumulative solar electric capacity behind Germany (8,877 MW), Spain (3,595 MW), and Japan (2,628 MW). The U.S. ranked in tenth place in new solar electric capacity per capita (1.6 W per capita) and ninth place in cumulative solar electric capacity per capita (6.9 W per capita).

Source: US Solar Industry: Year in Review 2009