08 Nov '11, 11pm

U.S. Job Creating Solar Industry Continues to Shine

U.S. Job Creating Solar Industry Continues to Shine

The U.S. solar industry employs more than 100,000 Americans and is expanding at a rate of 6.8 percent , helping to lift U.S. employment levels and the broader economy. In addition, almost 9 out of every 10 Americans say they want more solar development to boost domestic energy resources. Solar PV costs have fallen so rapidly that it now pays to be your own energy generator (with double the rewards when combined with appliance and building energy efficiency measures). Whether you're a business, community institution, homeowner or even a renter, solar provides us all a new choice to take control of rising energy costs, prevent local pollution and avoid greenhouse gas emissions. If my 'sunny' disposition as an environmental voice on the rise of solar energy isn't convincing enough, check out these remarks from the President and CEO of one of the largest power suppliers in the...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/pbull/job_creating_sola...

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