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2018 National Solar Jobs Census

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By Tracy Garland, Director of Social Media, Resilient Virginia

The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2018 is the ninth 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.

According to the report, America now has over 242,000 solar workers, with nearly 4,000 of those right here in Virginia. Solar jobs in Virginia increased 9% between 2017 and 2018, putting Virginia in 20th place for solar jobs by state. 

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Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2018

2017 Solar Jobs Census map of Virginia is an interactive source of information about jobs by congressional district, county and metropolitan area.

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