The Solar Foundation: National Solar Job Census 2019
As of 2019, the National Solar Jobs Census found: The National Solar Jobs Census 2019 is The Solar Foundation’s annual report on the size and scope of the American solar workforce. Based on a rigorous survey of solar employers, it is the most comprehensive analysis of solar labor market trends in the United States.
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.
Solar jobs increased in 31 states in 2019. Florida led the nation for the number of jobs added, followed by Georgia, Utah, New York, and Texas.