Solar Adding More Jobs (FSLR, SPWRA, STP)

Date: 20 October 2011
The number of jobs in the US solar industry has risen by 6.8% year-over-year from August 2010 to August 2011.

Over 100,000 people are now employed in making, selling, and installing solar systems in the US.

These figures come from a new report by The Solar Foundation and they indicate where the job growth is coming from and from where we can likely expect more growth. The report also contains a list of the top ten states in solar industry employment.

Perhaps the most interesting fact in the report is that just 24% of solar jobs are manufacturing related. The rest is around installation, sales, and R&D or project development. Some 52,500 jobs are classified as installation work, and those jobs are spread among more than 10,000 firms. Thus, the average solar installation firm employs around 5 people.

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