19 Oct '11, 9am

Solar Industry Shows Massive Job Growth, Now Topping 100,000

Solar Industry Shows Massive Job Growth, Now Topping 100,000

“National Solar Jobs Census 2011: A Review of the Solar Workforce.” It was conducted by The Solar Foundation with the labor market consulting firm Green LMI Consulting , a division of BW Research Partnership, and assistance from Cornell University. The report cuts right to the mustard, contrasting a 2 percent net job loss in the fossil fuel power generation sector with a solar industry growth rate of 6.8 percent. According to the report, more than 100,000 people are employed in the U.S. solar industry. Almost half of the solar firms in the report said they planned to hire more workers in the next twelve months, with a total of 24,000 new jobs created.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/solar-industry-jobs-g...

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