The Solar Foundation recently released their 5th Annual National Solar Jobs Census. It found that, as of November 2014, there were 173,807 Americans employed in the solar industry, an increase of 21.8% over the previous year. Since the publication of The Solar Foundation’s first annual jobs census, employment in the solar industry has increased by 86%!
In the full report, you’ll also find:
- Information on jobs added by industry sector (installation, manufacturing, sales & distribution, project development, and ‘other’);
- Details on employer hiring expectations and growth projections for 2015
- Updated figures on wages and the demographic breakdown of the solar workforce, and;
- Information on trends in solar workforce development over the past several years, including a career progression for PV installers.
To download the report or check out The Solar Foundation’s fact sheet and infographic, click here.