Monday, October 18, 2010

Solar Jobs Projected to Grow 26%

Solar jobs are expected to increase 26 percent, or 24,000 net new jobs, over the next 12 months, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2010, considered the first attempt to quantify the employment and projected growth of the U.S. solar industry.

The study, based on input from 2,500 solar companies, was produced by the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit, non-lobbying organization that funds solar research and education, Green LMI Consulting and Cornell University.

California employers reported the most solar jobs with 17,352 as of the end of August; Pennsylvania, 3,193; New Jersey 1,475. Total solar workers nationwide: 93,502.

Information on wages was not provided.


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