27 Jan '14, 5pm

U.S. energy secretary applauds #solar sector job growth

from The Solar Foundation (TSF) finds that 23,682 solar jobs were added in the U.S. in 2013, bringing the total number employed in the U.S. solar sector to 142,698. The figures show a 19.9% increase in the number of solar jobs since September 2012. According to the report, employment in the solar sector grew 10 times faster than the national average employment growth rate of 1.9% in the same period. "This is an exciting time for the solar industry in the United States, made even more clear by the latest industry job figures," says Ernest Moniz, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, in a statement . "According to the Solar Foundation, today there are more than 140,000 Americans employed up and down the U.S. solar supply chain and across every state. Since 2010, the solar industry has created nearly 50,000 new American jobs." According to the report, solar employers ar...

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