10th Annual Solar Jobs Census
The U.S. solar industry now employs nearly 250,000 workers, according to the 10th annual National Solar Jobs Census. These jobs are providing clean, affordable, renewable energy in all 50 states.
As of 2019, the National Solar Jobs Census found:
The United States has 249,983 solar workers, defined as those who spend 50% or more of their time on solar-related work. The solar workforce added more than 5,600 jobs nationwide from 2018 to 2019.
American solar jobs have increased 167% over the past decade, adding 156,000 jobs. In the five-year period between 2014 and 2019, solar employment increased 44%, five times faster than job growth in the overall U.S. economy.
In North Carolina, there are 6,617 Solar Jobs, ranking #11 in the country. NC is still the #2 state in the nation for Installed Solar Capacity with 6,152 MW. For more state specific information, please see the NC fact sheet.
Green State Power is proud to be included in these numbers as we provide quality jobs in the clean energy sector. Many thanks to The Solar Foundation and its sponsors for putting together this annual report for our industry.