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COMPARED TO STATES I'm pleased to share that DC is leading the nation in solar density.

COMPARED TO STATES I'm pleased to share that DC is leading the nation in solar density.

Most comparisons of current solar capacity rely on the raw figures for installed solar without taking into account the size of the area in which that wattage is contained. Calculating the density of installed solar, measured in kilowatts per square mile, reveals true solar hotspots around the county. The results may surprise you. While Washington, D.C., recently received a good deal of attention for its favorable solar renewable energy credit (SREC) market conditions, it isn’t typically known as a leader in installed capacity. In most rankings, D.C. falls below the top 20 with only a few megawatts of solar capacity. However, when those numbers are converted into kilowatts per square mile, D.C. comes out on top. While New Jersey is a close second, they both command the rest of the field, each with about six times the installed capacity of the third place state. Perhaps D.C....

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2012/02...

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