Illinois
3,800 SOLAR JOBS
TOP 3 SOLAR SECTORS BY EMPLOYMENT
MANUFACTURING
SALES & DISTRIBUTION
INSTALLATION

SOLAR JOBS RANK (2013 RANK): 12 (20)

CHANGE IN SOLAR JOBS SINCE 2013:1700*

SOLAR JOBS PER CAPITA RANK (2013 RANK): 28 (43)

SOLAR JOBS PERCENTAGE OF STATE EMPLOYMENT RANK: 28

TOTAL SOLAR COMPANIES: 230

2010-2014 SOLAR PATENTS RANK: 6

MAXIMUM SOLAR RESOURCE RANK: 33 (4.42 kWh/m2/day)

NUMBER OF HOMES POWERED BY SOLAR (RANK): 22090 (18)

ELECTRICITY PRICE RANK (MOST EXPENSIVE): 37

LEGAL STATUS OF THIRD-PARTY OWNERSHIP: Authorized by state or otherwise currently in use, at least in certain jurisdictions within the state

NET METERING POLICY GRADE: B

INTERCONNECTION POLICY GRADE: B

RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD (RPS) TARGET: 25% by 2025

RPS SOLAR CARVE-OUT TARGET: 1.5% by 2026 (0.25% DG)