VT Digger: Vermont ninth on list of solar production report’s ‘dazzling dozen’

Jul 24, 2013 1 Comment by

Reposted from the VT Digger. By Andrew Stein. July, 23, 2013.

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A new report from the nonprofit Environment America shows Vermont is leading New England in solar proliferation on a per-person basis.

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Over the past decade, solar photovoltaic capacity in the United States has increased almost 140-fold, to more than 7,200 megawatts at the end of 2012. And the document says Vermont has played a key role in that expansion.

The report, titled “Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States,” places Vermont in the “dazzling dozen.” While these 12 states account for 28 percent of the country’s population, they hold 85 percent of the nation’s solar energy capacity.

“Vermont is putting solar power to work and is leading the way to a clean energy future that tackles the threat of climate change while growing jobs and the economy,” Gov. Peter Shumlin said in a statement sent out by the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, which distributed the report.

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