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Illinois Solar Industry Data


Solar Foundation 2017 Data

  • 250,271 Americans work in solar as of 2017. This is a 3.8% decline, or about 9,800 fewer jobs, since 2016, marking the first time that jobs have decreased since the first Solar Jobs Census was released in 2010.
  • The long-term trend continues to show significant growth. The solar workforce increased by 168% in the past seven years, from about 93,000 jobs in 2010 to over 250,000 jobs in 2017.
  •  Illinois is ranked 20th in number of solar jobs nationwide
  • 3,571 solar jobs in Illinois

For additional information about the Illinois solar market, please visit the Solar Foundation.

If interested in how the clean energy markets in Illinois have changed over the years, watch this recorded webinar from the ELPC!

E2 has developed an interactive map to track clean energy's economic impact on Illinois!

Website with statistics, maps, and technical data about energy.  Shows where IL energy is derived, locations and names of power plants, and much more.



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