The accounting firm Earnst & Young ranked US states in terms of their renewable energy markets and infrastructure as well as their suitability for individual technologies.
Predictably, California led the pack, followed by New Mexico, Hawaii, Colorado, Massachusetts and Texas.
“California led in the All Renewables Index, taking either the top or second spot in all technologies across the board,” Ernst & Young said in the report. “New Mexico and Colorado came in second and third, respectively, thanks in large part to consistent growth and strong potential across all technologies. Hawaii followed in fourth due to an attractive small-scale solar market, followed by Massachusetts and Texas, tied for fifth, with strong draw for solar and wind investment, respectively.”