Best States to Live Off the Grid

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10. Montana
> Overall score: 58.50
> Projected 5-year growth of solar installations: 1,449 megawatts (18th lowest)
> Projected 10-year growth of wind power production: 15,940 megawatts (4th highest)
> Average per-acre value of cropland: $1,050 (4th lowest)
> Number of critical-access hospitals: 49 (8th highest)

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9. Illinois
> Overall score: 58.90
> Projected 5-year growth of solar installations: 5,085 megawatts (9th highest)
> Projected 10-year growth of wind power production: 19,620 megawatts (2nd highest)
> Average per-acre value of cropland: $7,900 (11th highest)
> Number of critical-access hospitals: 52 (7th highest)

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8. North Dakota
> Overall score: 59.54
> Projected 5-year growth of solar installations: 298 megawatts (5th lowest)
> Projected 10-year growth of wind power production: 4,710 megawatts (14th highest)
> Average per-acre value of cropland: $2,060 (8th lowest)
> Number of critical-access hospitals: 37 (12th highest)

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7. Kansas
> Overall score: 60.58
> Projected 5-year growth of solar installations: 1,308 megawatts (16th lowest)
> Projected 10-year growth of wind power production: 3,270 megawatts (17th highest)
> Average per-acre value of cropland: $2,370 (11th lowest)
> Number of critical-access hospitals: 82 (2nd highest)

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6. Nebraska
> Overall score: 61.00
> Projected 5-year growth of solar installations: 892 megawatts (11th lowest)
> Projected 10-year growth of wind power production: 1,360 megawatts (17th lowest)
> Average per-acre value of cropland: $4,960 (20th highest)
> Number of critical-access hospitals: 63 (5th highest)

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