14 Oct '11, 9pm

37000 Jobs Created by Grant Program?

37000 Jobs Created by Grant Program?

The extension of a federal grant program could create 37,000 jobs in the year 2012, says a report from the Solar Energy Industry Association . Called the 1603 Treasury program , it reimburses applicants who have installed renewable energy technology for their business, trade or to generate income. SEIA says the program has supported about 45,000 jobs in the solar industry so far. If the program is extended two more years, it could result in the creation of 51,000 additional jobs they say. Grants made to states for solar, wind and other renewable energy projects are listed in this file . So much of the news related to solar energy in the United States lately is negative, it is drowning out the positive overall trend as we move towards cheaper and cheaper solar panels, and more solar installations. The Solyndra debacle is regrettable, mainly due to the wasting of tax payer d...

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