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olar jobs in the U.S. totaled 93,000 in August, and are forecast to grow 26% in the coming year. So says the “National Solar Jobs Cen-


Solar Jobs to Rise 26% in Coming Year S


offer great opportunities for the nation’s working families.” “This first-ever national census shows


sus 2010: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce,” a report released last week by the nonprofit group The Solar Founda- tion. The census found that more than half of solar employers nationally plan to in- crease their workforce in the next year. “Among other things, this study shows


that investments made through Recovery Act-including the $2.3 billion in tax cred- its to U.S. based clean energy manufactur- ing-are already generating positive re- sults,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “The solar energy sector is an in- creasingly important source of good jobs for Americans. Fostering the growth of this emerging industry will help protect our environment, ensure the U.S. remains competitive in the global economy, and


that solar jobs are on the rise and expected to grow 26 percent in the coming year,” said Andrea Luecke, acting executive di- rector of The Solar Foundation. “By ex- amining the data from thousands of com- panies along the entire supply-chain, the study shows that the solar industry is hav- ing a substantial and positive impact on the U.S. economy.” As of August 2010, the National Solar


Jobs Census 2010 identified more than 16,700 solar employment sites and 93,000 solar jobs in all 50 states. It also found that solar employers expect to increase the number of solar workers by 26 percent, representing nearly 24,000 net new jobs by August 2011. This rate is significantly higher than the expected three percent net job loss in fossil fuel power generation


and the economy-wide expectation of two percent growth over the same period. The survey examined employment


along the solar value chain, including in- stallation, wholesale trade, manufactur- ing, utilities and all other fields and in- cludes growth rates and job numbers for 31 separate occupations. The report in- cluded data from more than 2,400 solar company survey respondents. The National Solar Jobs Census 2010


was conducted by The Solar Foundation and Green LMI Consulting with technical assistance from Cornell University. “This study contains high-quality re-


search methodology,” said John Bunge, Associate Professor in the Department of Statistical Science at Cornell University, and an associate professor of social statis- tics at Cornell’s ILR School. “Using both primary and secondary data sources fur- ther strengthens this data and ensures even


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