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So lar Jo bs ce n s 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 Foundations annual Solar Jobs Census. Visit to view an
interactive map of solar jobs in 2016 by state, county, metro area, and congressional districtand more.

State State Ranking for 1,020 New Solar Jobs, 2016
Solar Jobs Number of Solar 21% Solar Jobs Growth, 2016
5,831 Jobs Nationwide 3% 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) 3,255 1,002 564 652 357
(13% increase) (20% increase) (61% increase) (54% increase) (7% increase)

Solar How Solar Workers

Spend Their Time
Enough Solar

to Power
Context State Ranking
for Installed
Solar Capacity 14,386 Solar
2% 4%
Homes Residential Commercial Utility-Scale
Solar Solar Solar

Solar Policy 12.5% by 2026

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

A Interconnection
Policy Grade
0.5% by 2026
Renewable Portfolio
Solar jobs grew faster
than the overall state economy
in 2016 (.02%).
Standard Solar Carveout

Figures are from The Solar Foundations 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.
With 5,831 solar workers, the solar
industry in Ohio produced $1.3 billion
in direct sales in 2016. When direct,
indirect, and induced jobs are
included, the solar industrys impact
in Ohio exceeded 13,000 jobs. These
jobs paid more than $810 million in
salaries, wages, and benefits and
produced $2.4 billion in total
economic activity for Ohio in 2016.

Top Five Counties by

Solar Jobs in 2016

Cuyahoga County 1,044

68,674 Hamilton County 540

Summit County 470

Franklin County 445

Stark County 245