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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 400 New Solar Jobs, 2016
Solar Jobs Number of Solar 29% Solar Jobs Growth, 2016
1,767 Jobs Nationwide 9% 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) 984 355 174 41 212
(23% increase) (41% increase) (84% increase) (35% decrease) (38% increase)

Solar How Solar Workers
Spend Their Time
Enough Solar

to Power
Context State Ranking
for Installed
Solar Capacity
29,275 Solar 24%
Homes Residential Commercial Utility-Scale
Solar Solar Solar

Solar Policy 75% by 2032
State Ranking for
Context A Net Metering
Policy Grade
Renewable Portfolio
Standard Target
Average Electricity Price
(Highest to Lowest)

B Interconnection
Policy Grade
Renewable Portfolio
Solar jobs grew 58 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

Chittenden County 713

Washington County 266

Franklin County 134

Rutland County 108

Windsor County 101