One of the best blogs I've found focused solely on Solar power on the residential/commercial scale is SolarPowerRocks.com. These guys provide excellent information targeted for each state. Recently they came out with a 2009 State by State report card that grades states on how well they are adopting solar power. The main grading criteria consists of: Interconnection, Net metering, Incentives, and Utility rate policies.
It's no surprise that California is at the top of the list, but I'm sure many people will be surprised to see how advanced New Jersey is at adopting solar power. If a state like New Jersey is so far ahead in solar policy, what is the excuse for the desert states like New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona? All it takes is leadership people. Let's learn what policies are working and get behind your state congress and senate to adopt those policies so we all can have a cleaner future.
Click on the image to see the full report card!