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Cloudy Prospects for Rooftop Solar’s Growth in Florida: Energy

St. Petersburg, Florida.
Photographer: Mardis Coers/Getty Images

The so-called Sunshine State hasn’t been a great place for homeowners to install solar panels.

Florida ranks near the top for the amount of solar potential, yet comes in 15th for home solar systems. Texas, which rivals California for most sun resources, comes in 11th in installed residential panels, according to GTM Research in Boston.