24 October 2011
Record Growth in Solar Energy Industry
National Solar Jobs Census 2011
In October, The Solar Foundation (thesolarfoundation.org) released the results of the 2011 US Solar Jobs Census – and the results are sunny!
The solar energy industry boasts a 6% growth in the past year - growing nearly ten times faster than the overall economy. As of August 2011, the industry includes 100,237 jobs. The solar workforce is anticipated to continue growing with an increase of 24% by this time next year, which would create a total of 24,000 new solar jobs.
For the complete census report, visit National Solar Jobs Census 2011.