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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 SolarStates.org to view an
interactive map of solar jobs in 2016 by state, county, metro area, and congressional district—and more.

200 New Solar Jobs, 2016

33
State State Ranking for
Solar Jobs Number of Solar 20% Solar Jobs Growth, 2016
1,202 Jobs Nationwide 8% Projected Solar Jobs

41
Solar Jobs State Ranking Growth, 2017
for Solar Jobs 9% Veterans in State Solar
Per Capita
Workforce, 2016

Solar Jobs
by Sector Sales/ Project
(Change from 2015) Installation Manufacturing Distribution Development Other

725 180 27 232 37

Solar How Solar Workers
Spend Their Time
Industry
37
Enough Solar

41
53%
State Ranking to Power
Context
1,798
32%
for Installed
Solar Capacity Solar 15%
Companies
Homes Residential Commercial Utility-Scale
Solar Solar Solar

Solar Policy N/A
45
State Ranking for
Context B Net Metering
Policy Grade
Renewable Portfolio
Standard Target
Average Electricity Price
(Highest to Lowest)

D Interconnection
Policy Grade
N/A
Renewable Portfolio
Solar jobs grew 9 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.

SolarStates.org
Top Five Counties by
Solar Jobs in 2016

Jefferson County 239

Fayette County 108

Warren County 34

Kenton County 33

Pike County 30
B

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