New York

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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 -115 New Solar Jobs, 2016
Solar Jobs Number of Solar -1% Solar Jobs Growth, 2016
8,135 Jobs Nationwide
11% Projected Solar Jobs

Solar Jobs State Ranking Growth, 2017
for Solar Jobs 7% Veterans in State Solar
Per Capita
Workforce, 2016

Sales/ Project
Solar Jobs Installation Manufacturing Distribution Development Other
by Sector
(Change from 2015) 5,097 251 1,120 944 723
(13% decrease) (69% decrease) (15% increase) (190% increase) (124% increase)

Solar How Solar Workers
Spend Their Time
Enough Solar

State Ranking to Power
Context for Installed
Solar Capacity 156,903 Solar
5% 4%
Homes Residential Commercial Utility-Scale
Solar Solar Solar

Solar Policy 50% by 2030
A Net Metering

Context Policy Grade
Renewable Portfolio
State Ranking for
Standard Target
Average Electricity Price

B Interconnection
Policy Grade
Renewable Portfolio
(Highest to Lowest)

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
New York County 1,638

Suffolk County 986 With 8,135 solar workers, the solar industry in New
York produced $1.77 billion in direct sales in 2016.
Westchester County 785 When direct, indirect, and induced jobs are included,
the solar industry’s impact in New York exceeded
Nassau County 712 16,000 jobs. These jobs paid more than $1.1 billion

Bronx County B 450
in salaries, wages, and benefits and produced $3
billion in total economic activity for New York in 2016.