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COVID-19 crisis: Solar now losing jobs faster than the U.S. economy (nearing 2014 employment levels)

COVID-19 crisis: Solar now losing jobs faster than the U.S. economy (nearing 2014 employment levels)

May 18, 2020 at 7:10 am Comments are Disabled

We reported last week that clean energy jobs have fallen off a cliff, and now the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) tells us solar specifically is nearing 2014 employment levels. This is an expected workforce of 188,000 people as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, compared to the 302,000 the tradeRead More

Emptying our coronavirus notebook: Solar ITC update, industry concerns and practical steps from here for installers, developers

Emptying our coronavirus notebook: Solar ITC update, industry concerns and practical steps from here for installers, developers

March 25, 2020 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Sheesh. The COVID-19 pandemic has left little time for the Solar Builder editorial staff (me) to keep up with and report on solar industry fallout and impacts while also keeping the rest of our editorial plans on the tracks (from home, of course) and launching a wacky new video idea.Read More

Solar Jobs Census: Solar employment outpaced overall U.S. job growth by five times over five-year period

Solar Jobs Census: Solar employment outpaced overall U.S. job growth by five times over five-year period

February 19, 2020 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar industry employed nearly 250,000 workers in 2019, an increase of more than 5,600 jobs (or 2.3%) since 2018, according to the 10th annual National Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation. This marks a resurgence in solar industry employment following two years of job lossesRead More

Man on roof top checking on solar panel installation

Want to be a solar PV installer? Here’s what you need to know about the job

February 18, 2020 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Consumers who switch to solar energy can save up to an average of 30% on their monthly electric bills, in addition to other savings in the form of tax and financial incentives. These savings, plus the low cost of PV panels are a few of the reasons why more residentialRead More

Business is booming at Illinois’ Headline Solar, and they are looking to hire 100 more positions in 2020

Business is booming at Illinois’ Headline Solar, and they are looking to hire 100 more positions in 2020

January 27, 2020 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Headline Solar is one of Illinois’ fastest growing solar company, hitting $5.2 million in revenue after just nine months of operation. Headline Solar is a residential solar energy company that helps Illinois households transition to renewable solar energy systems. In the last two months the company has more than doubledRead More

Two solar workforce programs launch to transition military veterans to solar industry jobs

Two solar workforce programs launch to transition military veterans to solar industry jobs

November 11, 2019 at 8:25 am 1 comment

The Solar Foundation is launching two new solar workforce development programs to connect transitioning military service members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with career training, professional development and employment opportunities in the solar industry. In partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hiring Our Heroes” program, theRead More

Renewable energy apprenticeship program, path to employment launched by Utility Workers Union, Power for America

Renewable energy apprenticeship program, path to employment launched by Utility Workers Union, Power for America

August 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

The Power for America Training Trust Fund (P4A) and Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO announced a new union apprenticeship program to provide skills training and a path to employment for in-demand jobs in the renewable energy sector. The Department of Labor (DOL)-certified, program provides individuals with specialized skillsRead More

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Diversity in solar update: Two reports highlight the importance of multi-cultural job training

July 8, 2019 at 11:58 am 1 comment

Solar industry leaders have made diversity and inclusion top objectives. Two unrelated reports make the case that job training is an important factor in achieving this goal while increasing the overall pool of qualified workers in the industry. Report shows struggles in staffing the Pacific Northwest Solar companies in OregonRead More

Nevada has turned around its solar industry, led the nation in clean energy job growth in 2018

Nevada has turned around its solar industry, led the nation in clean energy job growth in 2018

April 8, 2019 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Remember when Nevada randomly tried to kill its residential solar industry? Since then, Nevada has reversed course and been a clean energy policy leader. As the Nevada Legislature considers legislation to advance clean energy, including a bill for the state to get half of its energy from renewable sources, aRead More

Solar jobs: Chicago, Miami, Seattle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul among big gainers in 2018

Solar jobs: Chicago, Miami, Seattle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul among big gainers in 2018

March 20, 2019 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Foundation has updated its map on the number of solar jobs in every state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, revealing how solar energy is supporting local economies nationwide. The interactive map includes previously unreleased data on solar jobs by metropolitan statistical area (MSA), county, and federal andRead More