With more than 1,940MW total, California contractors on the Solar Power World Top 250 Contractors list installed more total U.S. solar than any other top solar state on the list. Arizona came in a close second with more than 1,702MW total. Arizona, however, ranks first when it comes to total MW installed in 2012 with almost 870MW, while California installers on the Solar Power World Top 250 installed more than 730MW in 2012. The California-based solar contractors on the Solar Power World Top 250 list are comprised of nearly 20,700 employees, more than any other top solar state on the Solar Power World Top 250 list.
California Key Facts:
• Jobs: 43,700
• Ratio of solar workers to general employed people: 1 to 419
• Total solar companies: 1,703
• Number of homes powered by solar: 547,084
• Renewable Portfolio Standard