A Sunny Future in Renewable Energy
Minnesota has seen triple-digit growth in solar jobs in recent years.
Minnesota experienced strong growth in electricity generated by solar power in 2018. Nearly 510 Megawatts (MW) came from community solar gardens, the most of any state in the nation. According to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the state has enough solar energy to power more than 100,000 homes. It is estimated that the state will surpasses one gigawatt (1,000 MW) during 2019.
Many Minnesota companies provide products and services for this industry. See the Minnesota Solar Guide published by the state Commerce Department.