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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 230 New Solar Jobs, 2016
State Ranking for
Solar Jobs 61% Solar Jobs Growth, 2016
Number of Solar
Jobs Nationwide 11% Projected Solar Jobs

Solar Jobs State Ranking Growth, 2017
for Solar Jobs
Per Capita
6% Veterans in State Solar
Workforce, 2016

Sales/ Project
Solar Jobs Installation Manufacturing Distribution Development Other
by Sector
(Change from 2015) 231 15 141 125 98
(282% increase) (41% decrease) (5% decrease) (329% increase) (16% decrease)

Solar How Solar Workers
Spend Their Time
Enough Solar

State Ranking to Power
Context for Installed
Solar Capacity 20,832 Solar
4% 4%
Homes Residential Commercial Utility-Scale
Solar Solar Solar

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

F Interconnection
Policy Grade
Renewable Portfolio
Solar jobs grew 11 times faster
than the overall state economy
Standard Solar Carveout in 2016.

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

Ada County 210

Canyon County 65

Kootenai County 55

Bonneville County 38

Twin Falls County 32