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New York adds $15 million to clean energy workforce funding (here’s where it’s going)

New York adds $15 million to clean energy workforce funding (here’s where it’s going)

September 5, 2018 at 8:17 am 0 comments

It can’t be said enough: the solar industry and the clean energy economy means jobs. For a state like New York that has big forward-thinking plans, that means prepping a workforce for this new world, which is why the state has approved $15 million in new funding for clean energyRead More

Solar Jobs Census: One out of every 50 new U.S. jobs was in solar in 2016

Solar Jobs Census: One out of every 50 new U.S. jobs was in solar in 2016

February 8, 2017 at 8:17 am Comments are Disabled

The American solar workforce grew at a historic pace in 2016, a year when one out of every 50 new U.S. jobs was in the solar industry, according to the new National Solar Jobs Census 2016, the seventh annual report on solar employment issued by The Solar Foundation. The NationalRead More

White House announces new $2.1 million solar jobs training program

White House announces new $2.1 million solar jobs training program

July 19, 2016 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

The White House continues to back the ascendance of the solar industry, today announcing a new program, led by The Solar Foundation, to help train more Americans for careers in the rapidly expanding solar workforce. The $2.1 million program, known as the Solar Training Network, is funded by the U.S.Read More

Florida’s advanced energy industries employ nearly 150,000 people (and more stats)

Florida’s advanced energy industries employ nearly 150,000 people (and more stats)

July 18, 2016 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

The Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) reports that Florida employed an estimated 140,282 advanced energy workers in 2015, nearly twice as many as in Agriculture, more than Real Estate, and equal to Schools, Colleges, and Training Institutions. These jobs spanned a broad range of technologies including energy efficiency, electricityRead More

Hey, fossil fuel workers: Start a new life in the solar industry

Hey, fossil fuel workers: Start a new life in the solar industry

June 27, 2016 at 10:02 am 3 comments

Solar energy is a disruptive technology, and many established energy industries and their allies have fought against that disruption. What about all of these great coal jobs? What will become of those workers? Well, unlike other disruptions, in which technology displaces a workforce and leaves it high and dry, thereRead More

Department of Energy: Solar industry jobs expected to increase another 15 percent this year

Department of Energy: Solar industry jobs expected to increase another 15 percent this year

March 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm 2 comments

The profile of jobs in the energy sector is changing, in large part to the success of the solar industry, and the U.S. Department of Energy has updated its reporting criteria to more accurately account for these changes in its jobs report. The first report using this new criteria, theRead More

N.Y. plans to train Fort Drum military personnel in solar jobs

N.Y. plans to train Fort Drum military personnel in solar jobs

January 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

One number that is always mentioned in the middle of stats concerning the solar boom, but is maybe glossed over, is the amount of U.S. veterans the industry plans to employ, such as through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Ready Vets training program. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcedRead More

Vivint Solar Expanding in Northern California

Vivint Solar Expanding in Northern California

February 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Those interested in solar industry related job opportunities in Northern California will be happy to hear that Vivint Solar, a leading provider of residential solar systems is expanding its operations in that region. The company scheduled a recruiting event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. PST onRead More