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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Solar power costs have come down so much in recent years that going solar is a no-brainer money-maker for millions of people. That increasingly includes low- and moderate-income people as well as rich people. Affordable solar power seems as abundant and as popular as ice cream these days. However, there’s no denying it: rich people have […]
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 […]
The Solar Foundation just released its latest US solar jobs census, National Solar Jobs Census 2013. The key finding is that US solar jobs were up to at least 142,698 as of November 2013. That’s about 20% growth since the last solar jobs census, which had data up through September 2012. Overall US employment grew 1.9% in this […]
Veterans need jobs. They’re not scared of getting on roofs. Roofs need solar power systems. I think you know where I’m headed…. The good news is that a commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing leader is connecting with a leading veterans organization, Empowering American, in order to get more veterans installing solar power systems on […]
During the last few days of the election, when politicians scramble to make promises about jobs and the economy, only a fool would ignore this statistic: employment in the solar industry has grown 13.2 percent over the last year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy grew 2.3 percent during the same period. […]