Resources for Solar Industry Trends

Solar energy is booming. Discover the trends and trajectories in the solar industry that demonstrate the diverse and sustained growth of solar.

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

In the last decade alone, solar has experienced an average annual growth rate of 48%. Thanks to strong federal policies like the solar investment tax credit, rapidly declining costs, and increasing demand across the private and public sector for clean electricity, there are now nearly 78 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity installed nationwide, enough to power 14.5 million homes. 

Find out more about how the solar industry is growing at a record pace through SEIA's Solar Industry Research Data. READ MORE →

The Solar Foundation

The U.S. solar industry now employs nearly 250,000 workers - more than double the number in 2012 - at more than 10,000 companies in every U.S. state. These jobs are providing clean, affordable, renewable energy in all 50 states. In 2019, the solar industry generated $18 billion of investment in the American economy.

The National Solar Jobs Census 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. READ MORE →

Last Updated: 6/18/2020

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