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The U.S. Solar Workforce: Powering the American Economy


President Biden’s climate plan calls for ambitious carbon emissions reductions with an emphasis on environmental justice and well-paying jobs. The solar industry strongly and unequivocally supports all of these endeavors.

The U.S. solar industry offers well-compensated jobs with room for growth. Since 2010, the number of solar jobs has grown from 93,000 to 230,000 – spanning sales and distribution, construction and development, manufacturing, and operations/maintenance. Over the next several years, as solar deployment continues to ramp up in response to consumer demand and climate goals, the industry anticipates creating hundreds of thousands of new careers that reflect the diversity of our country and sets an example for what a workforce, and its leadership, should look like. With the right policies in place, the solar industry is poised to drive the U.S. economy well into the future.

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