In May 2019, The Solar Foundation will release the next edition of the U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study, in partnership with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). This updated study will take a comprehensive look at diversity and inclusion in the U.S. solar industry, including the representation of women, people of color, and veterans.

Based on a survey of hundreds of solar employers and employees, this report will provide the latest data on progress the industry has made and the work that remains to be done. It will include information on career paths, wages, and company practices related to diversity and inclusion. The report will feature an in-depth discussion of women of color in the solar industry, as well as representative case studies of solar employees and companies.

This report is a follow up to the first U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study released in 2017.  It also builds on the research in our National Solar Jobs Census, which each year tracks demographic information on women, people of color, and veterans in the solar workforce.

The new report will be released on May 6 at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Please check back for further details, or contact us if you would like more information.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Solar Foundation extends its gratitude to the sponsors of the U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study in 2019. Without your support, this work would not be possible. A special thanks to Melanie Santiago-Mosier, Access & Equity Director at Vote Solar, who is supporting the study with her prize money from a U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) award.

Gold Sponsors: McCarthy Building Companies; Sierra Club; Smart Electric Power Alliance; Solar Energy Industries Association; Swinerton Renewable Energy

Silver Sponsors: GRID Alternatives; Sunfolding; Standard Solar; Sunrun; Unirac

Bronze Sponsors: CleanChoice Energy; E2 Energy Services; Nautilus; New Mexico Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources; Sigora Solar; Southern Current; sPower; Sunnova; Vote Solar; Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy