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The fastest-growing job in each U.S. state

By Adriana Belmonte, Yahoo Finance News

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and projections from the government-backed Projections Managing Partnership (PMP), we mapped out the top jobs by growth rate (as opposed to plentifulness). A solar panel installer is the fastest-growing job in eight different states, including California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota, and New Jersey. It is also known as a “PV installer,” and “assembles, installs, and maintains solar panel systems on rooftops or other structures.” . . . There are more and more wind turbine service technicians in states like Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, and Iowa. The BLS defines these workers as those who “inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines” and “perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.” Read more here.

Fastest Growing Occupations: Bureau of Labor Statistics

RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS

Renewable Energy Jobs in Nebraska, Indeed
Renewable Energy Jobs in Iowa, Indeed
Jobs in the Community Solar Industry, Coalition for Community Solar Access
Another strategy is to search local and national solar and wind energy companies’ websites for renewable energy jobs postings, or major nonprofit organizations if you are interested in renewable energy advocacy jobs.

New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

By Sarina Weiss, Into the Wind, AWEA Blog

Over the past month, E2, a national, nonpartisan business group and partner of the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), published three jobs reports: Clean Jobs AmericaClean Jobs Colorado and Clean Jobs Pennsylvania.

Clean Jobs America reported that nearly 3.2 million Americans work in clean energy—in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean vehicles, and other smaller sectors like energy storage and grid modernization. Wind power supports over 105,000 jobs nation-wide, with jobs in all 50 states. Many of these bring new opportunities to farming and factory towns, since more than 500 U.S. factories build wind-related parts. Continue reading here.

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ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING

SEIA Press Release: New Data Shows Professional Sports Teams Are Going Solar at a Rapid Rate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to new research released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association, more than 46 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity are operating at 37 professional sports facilities nationwide. In the last five years alone, professional teams and facilities have installed nearly 34 MW of capacity across 16 installations, representing almost 75 percent of all the solar capacity currently in operation at sports arenas.

Every leading sports league in the United States, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NASCAR and IndyCar boast solar assets. A third of the NFL stadiums in the U.S. have a solar system, with the MLB and NBA not far behind with 30 percent each. To put the proliferation of solar across professional sports in context, last year nearly 42 million Americans attended an event at a stadium, arena or raceway with a solar system.

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Where clean energy jobs are growing the fastest

By Irina Ivanova, CBS News

Of the 10 states where solar jobs grew fastest between 2015 and 2016, eight voted for Mr. Trump in the 2016 election, according to figures from the Solar Foundation, which tracks the industry. In the three top states — Oklahoma, Nebraska and Alaska — the number of people working in solar grew by 100 percent from 2015 to 2016.

“Solar has become a clean, inexpensive source of electricity. Especially on the utilities side, it’s competitive with gas and coal,” said Colin Smith, a solar analyst at GTM Research.

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ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Solar Photovoltaic Installers