07 Feb '18, 3pm

U.S. #solar jobs took an overall hit in 2017, but they did go up in many emerging markets:

U.S. #solar jobs took an overall hit in 2017, but they did go up in many emerging markets:

Although U.S. solar industry employment declined in 2017, jobs increased in numerous states with emerging solar markets, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2017, The Solar Foundation’s eighth annual report on solar employment. The Solar Jobs Census found that 250,271 Americans worked in solar as of the end of 2017 – representing a 3.8% decline, or about 9,800 fewer jobs, from 2016. This is the first year that jobs have decreased since The Solar Foundation’s jobs census was first released in 2010. In comparison, the 2016 census found that the U.S. solar workforce grew at a historic pace: One out of every 50 new jobs in the country was in the solar industry, and the workforce grew by 25% over 2015. However, according to the 2017 report, the long-term trend continues to show significant job growth: The solar workforce has increased by 168% in the past seven years – f...

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