31 Jan '17, 2pm

#Solar Boom: 5 Leading Reasons for the Industry’s Growth https://t.co/pdrtHE0OBh

Would you believe that there are now more people working in the solar industry than at oil rigs and gas fields? With a 20 percent increase in size, the solar industry added more than 35,000 jobs — making about 209,000 solar energy employees working in the U.S. alone. From solar panel installers and designers, to engineers and sales personnel, the solar industry significantly outsizes oil and gas construction and is nearly three times the size of the total coal mining workforce. The solar industry’s steady five-year growth period has many experts looking for what factors might be contributing most to this notable increase. And while things such as improved awareness in environmental sustainability have certainly played a role in the industry’s boom, the following five factors are largely credited for solar power’s recent growth. 1. Tax Credits As a means of supporting the d...

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