Nevertheless, if you don't have time to peruse that article, I will offer you this summary... Growth in the solar industry is doing very well thanks to a few very smart companies and no thanks to the utilities. Below is a list of Highlights from America's solar power business:
- In 2015, the solar workforce grew 20% for the third year in a row. That’s an addition of more than 35,000 jobs–bringing the total number of Americans working in the solar industry to over 200,000.
- One out of every 83 American jobs created last year was in the solar industry.
- The U.S. solar job market is growing 12 times as fast as the rest of the economy.
- The solar industry created more jobs last year than oil and gas extraction combined! In fact, the solar installation sector alone now employs 77% more Americans than coal mining.
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Bill Lauto , GTG
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