There are 263,883 workers in the U.S. solar energy industry as of 2022. Below, you’ll find state-specific information on jobs in solar, jobs in other clean energy industries, and state policies that impact solar energy growth.

Unless otherwise noted, solar jobs data come from IREC’s National Solar Jobs Census 2022. Additional data sources are listed below. The complete Solar Jobs Census report is available here.

Notes and Sources

  • Solar jobs include workers who spend 50% or more of their time on solar-related work, also refer to as "majority-time" solar workers. This fact sheet provides a second figure for solar workers who spend 0-100% of their time on solar-related work, known as "Solar Jobs (All)".
  • For all other clean energy industries, workers are assigned a job category based on where they spend the most of their time. For example, if a worker spends 30% of the time on clean storage and 20% of the time on solar, that job is classified as clean storage.
  • Equivalent number of homes powered by solar, % of state's electricity from solar, and number of solar companies is from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
  • Average retail price of electricity, residential is from U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Electricity Data Browser, Average Retail Price of Electricity, 2022, Source for Puerto Rico is EIA, Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers, 2022, Table 8.4 (Average of monthly residential electricity prices).