29 Jan '14, 2pm

Pundits pleased with Obama's "shout out for #solar" during State of the Union address

Solar sector advocates responded with enthusiasm to President Barack Obama's references to solar power during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. "We are extremely pleased that the president of the United States acknowledged the strength of the American solar industry and that the White House highlighted our new jobs data showing that 143,000 Americans now work in the solar industry," says Andrea Luecke, executive director and president of The Solar Foundation (TSF), in a statement. "As our new 'National Solar Jobs Census 2013' report shows, the U.S. solar industry grew nearly 20% last year. The president is right to point to solar as a bright spot in our nation’s economic recovery, and we are looking forward to a strong 2014 as well." TSF's recent report shows that jobs growth in the U.S. solar sector is running at 10 times the national average. Rhone Resch, pres...

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