The Solar Foundation's National Solar Jobs Census is considered one of the most credible reviews of the solar workforce in the U.S. The report focuses on current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. Check below for report highlights!
- One out of every 50 new jobs added in the United States in 2016 was created by the solar industry, representing 2% of all new jobs.
- Solar jobs in the United States have increased at least 20% per year for the last four years, and have nearly tripled since the first Solar Jobs Census was released in 2010.
- Over the next 12 months, employers surveyed expect to see total solar industry employment increase by 10% to 286,335 solar workers.
- In 2016, the five states with the most solar jobs were California, Massachusetts, Texas, Nevada, and Florida.
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