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March 15, 2017

Solar industry growth

 
 

 

Today we're going over some exciting numbers from the solar industry. How fast exactly is the industry growing?

Well this is the fourth consecutive year that solar industry jobs grew by 20% or more. In comparison, last year, jobs in the U.S. economy grew by only 1.5%.2 So the U.S. solar industry is booming and it now employs more workers than natural gas and more than double the number of workers in the coal industry.3

These are domestic jobs creating domestic energy and there's plenty more growth to come.

Sources:
1National Solar Jobs Census 2016, Solar Foundation
2“1 Out of 50 New US Jobs Came From the Solar Industry in 2016”),  Greentech Media
3United States DOE 2017 Employment Report, U.S. DOE

 

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