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ARIZONA

SOL AR JOBS CENSUS 2017


There are 250,271 Americans working in solar as of 2017, according to The Solar Foundation’s
latest National Solar Jobs Census. Visit SolarStates.org to view an interactive map of solar jobs
by state, county, metro area, and congressional district. Arizona, with its generous sunlight and
a robust state solar industry, now has over 8,000 solar workers, adding over 1,000 solar jobs in
2017 alone.

STATE SOLAR JOBS SOLAR JOBS BY


SECTOR
6
State Ranking for Installation: Manufacturing:
Solar Jobs

10
8,381 State Ranking for
Solar Jobs Solar Jobs Per Capita 3,629 2,889
(7% increase  from 2016) (45% increase )
New Solar Jobs, Solar Jobs
1,071 2017 15% Growth, 2017
Sales & Project
Other:
Distribution: Development:
Projected Jobs State Rank
- 4.2% Growth, 2018 3 by Solar Jobs
Added in 2017

Solar jobs grew 5 times faster than the overall state 782 550 531
economy in 2017. (16% decrease ) (2% increase ) (16% increase )

SOLAR INDUSTRY CONTEXT

3,399 MW 3 State Ranking for 432 6.04%


Cumulative Installed of State’s Electricity
Solar Capacity1 Installed Solar Capacity1 Solar Companies2
Generation from Solar3

378 14.1%
Enough Solar to Power 506,142 Homes 1
K-12 Solar Schools4
K-12 Schools
Have Gone Solar4

Last updated March 2018. All data is from The Solar Foundation’s
National Solar Jobs Census unless otherwise noted.

Learn more at SolarStates.org


DID YOU KNOW?
Top Metropolitan Solana, a concentrating

Statistical Areas
solar power plant in Arizona,
was the first deployment

for Solar Jobs


of thermal energy storage
technology in the US.
7,204 Completed in 2013, the
plant has the capacity to
Phoenix-Mesa-
generate 280 MW and
Scottsdale
power almost 42,000 homes.
158
Flagstaff

805
Tucson

ARIZONA

SOLAR POLICY CONTEXT

F F Community Solar:6
Net Metering Interconnection Renewable
No Legislation Enacted Portfolio Standard:7
Policy Grade5 Policy Grade5

15%
by 2025
Legal Status of Third-Party Ownership:7
17 State Ranking for
Authorized by state or otherwise currently in use, Average Electricity Price Renewable Portfolio
at least in certain jurisdictions within the state (Highest to Lowest)3 Standard Solar Carveout:7

Property Assessed Clean Energy


4.5%
10.76 cents/kWh Distributed Generation
Financing (PACE) Status:8
Average Electricity Price3
N/A

1 Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, U.S. Solar Market 5 Freeing the Grid 2015, a joint project of Vote Solar, Interstate Renewable Energy
Insight Council, and EQ Research
2 SEIA, National Solar Database 6 Shared Renewables HQ, an initiative of Vote Solar in partnership with Lee Barken
3 U.S. Energy Information Administration 7 North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at North Carolina State
4 The Solar Foundation, SEIA, and Generation 180, Brighter Future: A Study on University, Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Solar in U.S. Schools, 2nd Edition 8 PACENation