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It probably comes as no surprise that California ranks first among states in generating electricity from solar power. The Golden State generated nearly 37 percent of the U.S. total of 11,811 thousand megawatt hours in April, according to a ChooseEnergy.com® analysis of the most recent data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. But the rest of the top 10 (all expressed in thousand megawatt hours) might come as a surprise: California 4,311 36.5 Massachusetts 369 3.1 U.S. solar generation of electricity increased 21.5 percent in April compared with February. No states with meaningful production reported a decrease in generation during that span, according to EIA. Ohio generation increased by the greatest percentage – 36.5 percent. Following are April and March generation in states with significant generation and the percentage change from month to month. States are listed in order of the amount of electricity generated by solar (including thermal), in thousand megawatt hours: California 4,311 3,569 20.8 Nevada 587 454 29.3 Colorado 204 158 29.1 Minnesota 187 147 27.2 Hawaii 153 135 13.3 Virginia 134 107 25.2 Oregon 116 90 28.9 Connecticut 90 83 8.4 U.S. 11,811 9,723 21.5 Massachusetts 34.8 Utah 12.7 California 30.6 Arizona 11.9 Hawaii 21.9 […]

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