July 26, 2021

California Fact Sheet: Solar Jobs Census 2020

This fact sheet presents an in-depth look at solar jobs in California, based on the data from IREC's National Solar Jobs Census 2020.

Despite recent job losses, California remains by far the top solar employer in the United States. With 68,677 solar jobs, the Golden State ranks first among states for the total number of jobs and third for solar jobs per capita.

Based on IREC’s National Solar Jobs Census 2020, this fact sheet includes statewide data on solar jobs by industry sector, and the number of jobs for residential, non-residential, community solar, and utility-scale solar. It offers other details on the market and policy context that contribute to the solar job market in California.