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So lar Jo bs ce ns u s 201 6
There were 260,077 solar workers in America in 2016, a 25 percent increase over a single year, based
on data collected for The Solar Foundation’s annual Solar Jobs Census. Visit to view an
interactive map of solar jobs in 2016 by state, county, metro area, and congressional district—and more.

State State Ranking for
243 New Solar Jobs, 2016
85% Solar Jobs Growth, 2016
Solar Jobs Number of Solar
Jobs Nationwide 14% Projected Solar Jobs

Solar Jobs State Ranking Growth, 2017
for Solar Jobs 9% Veterans in State Solar
Per Capita Workforce, 2016

Sales/ Project
Solar Jobs Installation Manufacturing Distribution Development Other
by Sector
(Change from 2015) 281 40 49 125 35
(122% increase) (89% increase) (141% increase) (41% increase) (17% increase)

Solar How Solar Workers
Spend Their Time
Enough Solar

State to Power 49% 41%
Context Ranking for
Solar Capacity
10,272 Solar 10%
Homes Residential Commercial Utility-Scale
Solar Solar Solar

Solar Policy N/A
State Ranking for
Context F Net Metering
Policy Grade
Renewable Portfolio
Standard Target
Average Electricity Price
(Highest to Lowest)

F Interconnection
Policy Grade
Renewable Portfolio
Solar jobs grew 93 times faster
than the overall state economy
in 2016.
Standard Solar Carveout

Figures are from The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census along
with the following sources: Solar Energy Industries Association; Freeing the
Grid 2015; Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Electricity;
and the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Top Five Counties by
Solar Jobs in 2016

Jefferson County 92

Mobile County 54

Madison County 44

Montgomery County 34

Baldwin County 25