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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 State Ranking for -393 New Solar Jobs, 2016
Solar Jobs Number of Solar -5% Solar Jobs Growth, 2016
8,371 Jobs Nationwide -22% Projected Solar Jobs

Solar Jobs State Ranking Growth, 2017
for Solar Jobs 12% Veterans in State Solar
Per Capita Workforce, 2016

Sales/ Project
Solar Jobs Installation Manufacturing Distribution Development Other
by Sector
(Change from 2015) 5,598 382 688 1,557 146
(32% decrease) (63% increase) (468% increase) (1,975% increase) (206% increase)

Solar How Solar Workers
Spend Their Time
Enough Solar

State Ranking to Power
Context for Installed
Solar Capacity 309,936 Solar

Homes Companies
Residential Commercial Utility-Scale
Solar Solar Solar

Solar Policy 25% by 2025 State Ranking for
Context F Net Metering
Policy Grade
Renewable Portfolio
Standard Target
Average Electricity Price
(Highest to Lowest)

B Interconnection
Policy Grade
1.5% by 2025
Renewable Portfolio
Solar jobs grew 13 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

Clark County 7,031

Washoe County 783

Carson City 169

Elko County 107

Douglas County 101