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So lar Jo bs ce ns u s 201 6
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 31 New Solar Jobs, 2016
Solar Jobs Number of Solar 94% Solar Jobs Growth, 2016
64 Jobs Nationwide 22% Projected Solar Jobs

Solar Jobs State Ranking Growth, 2017
for Solar Jobs 10% Veterans in State Solar
Per Capita Workforce, 2016

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

40 0 3 16 5

Solar How Solar Workers
Spend Their Time
Enough Solar

45% 45%
State Ranking to Power
Context for Installed
Solar Capacity 167 Solar 10%
Homes Residential Commercial Utility-Scale
Solar Solar Solar

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

F Interconnection
Policy Grade
Renewable Portfolio
Solar jobs grew faster
than the overall state economy
Standard Solar Carveout in 2016 (–1%).

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.
638 83 509

Top Five Boroughs by
Solar Jobs in 2016

Anchorage Municipality 30

Fairbanks North Star Borough 8

Matanuska-Susitna Borough 6

Kenai Peninsula Borough 5

City and Borough of Juneau 3