Best States to Live Off the Grid

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30. Virginia
> Overall score: 50.80
> Projected 5-year growth of solar installations: 7,013 megawatts (7th highest)
> Projected 10-year growth of wind power production: 870 megawatts (12th lowest)
> Average per-acre value of cropland: $4,790 (21st highest)
> Number of critical-access hospitals: 8 (10th lowest)

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28. New Hampshire
> Overall score: 50.99
> Projected 5-year growth of solar installations: 631 megawatts (7th lowest)
> Projected 10-year growth of wind power production: 470 megawatts (9th lowest)
> Average per-acre value of cropland: $9,530 (3rd highest)
> Number of critical-access hospitals: 13 (17th lowest)

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28. Alabama
> Overall score: 50.99
> Projected 5-year growth of solar installations: 2,393 megawatts (19th highest)
> Projected 10-year growth of wind power production: 1,980 megawatts (23rd lowest)
> Average per-acre value of cropland: $3,550 (22nd lowest)
> Number of critical-access hospitals: 5 (8th lowest)

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27. Washington
> Overall score: 51.12
> Projected 5-year growth of solar installations: 1,294 megawatts (14th lowest)
> Projected 10-year growth of wind power production: 3,130 megawatts (18th highest)
> Average per-acre value of cropland: $2,700 (12th lowest)
> Number of critical-access hospitals: 39 (10th highest)

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26. Mississippi
> Overall score: 52.15
> Projected 5-year growth of solar installations: 2,300 megawatts (21st highest)
> Projected 10-year growth of wind power production: 470 megawatts (9th lowest)
> Average per-acre value of cropland: $3,150 (17th lowest)
> Number of critical-access hospitals: 32 (18th highest)

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