WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT) – American solar jobs have increased 167% over the past decade, adding 156,000 jobs from 2018 to 2019.
Despite a rise nationally, solar jobs declined in Kentucky by 3.4%. In Indiana solar jobs increased 15.6% and Illinois saw an increase of 13%. Solar jobs increased in 31 state in 2019.
The U.S. solar industry now employs nearly 250,000 workers, according to the 10th annual National Solar Jobs Census. Solar jobs provide clean, affordable, renewable energy in all 50 states.