Nevada Bets on Solar
Published January 21. 2022
On-line editorial site Stacker recently analyzed the top 10 state solar economies by job count. There were a number of surprising names including the top two states. There were also a couple surprises in terms of states that didn't make the list including Texas and Florida. And we in the Northeast should be proud that we hold three of the top 10 positions.
Stacker relied on data from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and ranked states by the number of solar jobs per 1,000 non-farm jobs based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Note that this “per capita jobs” approach does favor smaller states. Nonetheless California made the list which illustrates the stature that market holds in the U.S.
Here are Stacker’s findings:
|State||Rank||Jobs per 1,000||Total Jobs||Total Megawatts Installed||National Rank||Number of Installs|
Other interesting findings: