Tag: solar jobs

News and Policies, U.S.

US Solar Industry Poised To Lose 114,000+ Jobs From COVID-19 Through June

May 19, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

With the US and global economy in free-fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the renewable energy industry is hemorrhaging projects and jobs at a faster rate than the overall economy. As of the end of April, more than half a […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US solar jobs have risen 167% since 2010, new data shows

February 19, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The solar industry in the U.S. employed 249,983 people in 2019, a 2.3% increase compared to the previous year, according to The Solar Foundation’s “National Solar Jobs Census.” The 2019 numbers represent a small boon for the industry, which saw […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump Kills Solar Jobs, Taxes Families and Businesses, But He Can’t Kill Solar Competitiveness

January 26, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

With President Trump’s announcement this week to slap a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and modules, the solar industry once again finds itself in the firing line, targeted by the political whims of elected officials. This political posturing […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Solar Is the Largest Employer in U.S. Electric Power Generation Industry

January 17, 2017

Via: Forbes

Solar employment accounts for the largest share of workers in the electric power generation sector, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In a new report “U.S. Energy and Employment Report,” the DOE explains that the traditional energy and […]