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Where are the best places to build a solar house in the United States?
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  1. The five cities in the United States that are considered to be the best places to build a solar house are:

    • Albuquerque, New Mexico: The city receives about 310 days of sunlight a year and offers significant tax breaks for people installing solar panels [source: Albuquerque, Reese].
    • El Paso, Texas: This city gets nearly 300 days of sunlight per year and has low humidity [sources: Infinite Power, City-Data].
    • Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix gets 306 days of sunlight a year and receives very little rain [source: Sun National].
    • Tucson, Arizona: Tucson gets about 300 days of sunlight a year and only about 2 inches of rain [source: CleanBeta].
    • Las Vegas, Nevada: This city gets nearly 20 percent more days of sun a year than the national average and has low humidity [source: City-Data].


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