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State added 1,160 solar energy jobs last year

Maryland added 1,160 solar energy jobs in 2016, up 27 percent from the year before. Maryland had a total of 5,429 solar energy workers in 2016, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2016, an annual report by the nonprofit organization The Solar Foundation. Nationwide, solar jobs grew 25 percent last year, for a total of 260,077 solar workers, the largest annual increase since the report began tracking solar job growth in 2010. The report defines solar workers as those who spend at least half their time on solar energy-related work. Maryland ranked 12th in the U.S. in the number of solar jobs.

—Sarah Gantz

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