Solar today

Donna is most excited about the future of solar, and what it means for people like her in the growing industry. She explains, “It’s one of the fastest growing economic industries in the state, employing more people than the fossil fuel industries. It’s really exciting to see this kind of growth as someone who’s been in the industry from its early days.”

According to the Clean Jobs Midwest Report, the solar industry employs 4,917 Minnesotans. In fact, the renewable energy industry as a whole in the state is growing at a rate of nearly 12 percent. It’s the fast-paced growth of renewables that helps contribute to the state’s more than 61,000 clean energy jobs. The industry is growing at a rate 2.5 times faster than Minnesota’s overall economy.