The outlook is sunny. The facts are clear. But still, consumers can be left in the dark. Earlier this year, the U.S. hit a significant solar milestone: one million individual solar installations on homes and businesses. Last year, the solar industry created jobs at a rate 12-times higher than the overall economy. While impressive, energy consumers in many regions of the country don’t need to read these statistics to be convinced of a solar boom.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced a new industry commitment to quality solar workforce training, working with IREC. Development of this commitment demonstrates the groups’ efforts to build the foundation of a skilled, knowledgeable workforce trained to safely and effectively perform the tasks solar energy jobs require.