First Ever U.S. Solar Jobs Census Shows Solar Employment to Grow by 26 Percent
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Good news for the economy of Maine and New Hampshire – both Environment Maine and Environment New Hampshire are promoting a first-ever US Solar Jobs Census (PDF) which shows that solar jobs have nearly doubled in the last year, and should grow by 26% over the next year.
Compared to the rest of the US economy, solar jobs are growing almost 13x more quickly!
Here are some other interesting figures:
- Over half of all solar employers expect to increase their number of solar jobs in the next 12 months
- Solar jobs exist in all 50 states.
- Employers from all of the studied subsectors expect significant employment growth over the next 12 months.
- The average solar installation firm employs 14 solar workers.
To go along with this great news, ReVision is happy to announce that we will have a new home in New Hampshire at 7 Commercial Drive, Brentwood, NH.
The Union Leader also took the opportunity to highlight this milestone in the growth of the solar market in New England.
Gretyl MacAlaster writes:
[ReVision Energy] is opening an office in Brentwood next week, and it expects to add 10-15 more New Hampshire jobs … Solar employers nationwide expect to the increase the number of solar workers by 26 percent, or nearly 24,000 net new jobs by next August. The rate is higher than both the expected 3 percent loss in fossil fuel power generation and the economy-wide expectation of 2 percent growth over the same period, O’Hare [program associate with Environment New Hampshire] said.
There’s never been a better time for solar energy – with sound financial incentives and carbon reductions that help move us from a non-sustainable, fossil fuel economy to our clean energy future.