Veterans are finding jobs in the solar industry in record numbers. About 10% of all solar workers are veterans. Many have started their own companies to promote the benefits of solar power.
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Twenty governors of both political parties have written a letter to the president urging support for renewable energy policies. They point out that renewables provide jobs in the very rural areas where the presidents says he wants to create more jobs.
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Tina Casey Solar energy jobs are booming, according to the non-profit Solar Foundation. The organization’s annual National Solar Jobs Census for 2016 showed that the solar industry’s contribution to the national employment picture is significant, adding up to one out of every 50 new jobs created last year. That kind […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Zachary Shahan To be fair, we don’t yet know what Donald Trump’s precise climate approach will be, but it seems all but guaranteed that he will slow and obstruct climate action and will do a “great deal” to increase pollution and CO2 emissions from the out-of-date oil, coal, and gas industries. This is idiotic not […]
In advance of Veterans Day, the non-profit solar installer GRID Alternatives has announced a hookup with Wells Fargo to kick off “Troops to Solar,” a three-year program aimed at training more than 1,000 military veterans for jobs in the burgeoning solar industry. The program will also train service men and women who are still on […]
Calling on the Legislature to act quickly to raise net metering caps, the Mass Solar Coalition stated recently that thousands of solar-related jobs are in jeopardy due to the caps for public and private projects. This finding was published in a final report sent recently to the Massachusetts State Legislature by the Net Metering and […]
A report published Thursday by the Solar Foundation stated that 31,000 solar jobs were added to the US economy between November 2013 and November 2014. More key stats from the report include: 174,000 solar jobs in the US now (157,500 of which are 100% dedicated to the solar sector) 86% growth in the US solar […]
When we see a statistic like this — 63% solar growth rate — we might tend to assume the growth was for one year. However, solar power grew 63% per year in New York state for the years 2010–2013. This figure comes from a new report titled, Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy […]