The Solar Industry Is Creating Jobs 17 Times Faster Than the Rest of the US Economy – ScienceAlert

A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals that solar jobs in the US (and other nations) are expanding quickly.

As of November 2016, the American solar industry employed 260,077 workers. This is an increase of 24.5 percent from 2015, with a growth rate that is 17 times faster than the United States economy as a whole.

The lion’s share of these jobs (241,900) were in solar photovoltaics, with an additional 13,000 in solar heating and cooling, and the remaining 5,200 in concentrated solar power (CSP).

via The Solar Industry Is Creating Jobs 17 Times Faster Than the Rest of the US Economy – ScienceAlert

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