By Matt Kelley, Nebraska Radio Network
A report called the Solar Jobs Census finds the number of people working in the solar industry in Nebraska more than doubled over the past two years. Avery Palmer, spokesman for the non-profit Solar Foundation, says Nebraska had 1,585 people in solar jobs last year versus 776 the year before. The study finds one out of every 50 new jobs in the country last year was in the solar industry. Click here to continue reading.
Photo by Gwyneth Roberts, Lincoln Journal Star: Solar panels fill the roof of a former Meadow Gold building at Seventh and M streets in Lincoln’s Haymarket, now owned by Telesis Inc, whose goal is to achieve a net-zero energy footprint.
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