25 Oct '11, 7pm

Solar Sees Growth In Jobs As Well As Installations

Solar Sees Growth In Jobs As Well As Installations

Solar Sees Growth In Jobs As Well As Installations Tuesday, October 25th 2011 12:51 PM By GetSolar Staff. Solar power has grown dramatically in recent years, literally doubling in capacity in 2010 with a strong chance of repeating the feat in 2011. But what sometimes gets overlooked in discussions about the dramatic expansion of the solar sector is the incredible number of jobs that have emerged because of solar power, during a down economy no less. The latest U.S. Solar Jobs Census from The Solar Foundation was released in mid-October. The report found the industry had grown to more than 100,000 employees, between solar installers, manufacturers and other related industries. “The solar industry has grown into a major economic force with more than 100,000 employees in the United States,” Andrea Luecke, executive director of The Solar Foundation, said in a statement . “We e...

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