Jobs in U.S. Solar Industry Increasing

The Solar Foundation released its third annual National Solar Jobs Census report, which found that the U.S. solar industry currently employs 119,016 Americans. This figure represents the addition of 13,872 new solar workers and a 13.2% employment growth rate over the past 12 months. 86% of the nearly 14,000 new solar workers added since August 2011 represent new jobs, rather than existing positions that have added solar responsibilities. The report, produced by The Solar Foundation and in partnership with BW Research and Cornell University, was released on November 14th, 2012, at the¬†Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s Clean Energy Workforce Education Conference in Albany, NY. National Solar Jobs Census Report is available at:

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