On February 11th, 2014, The Solar Foundation released its State Solar Jobs Map, showing that solar jobs were added in 43 states and the District of Columbia. Jobs figures, rankings of industry sectors by employment, key state policies supporting solar, were listed for each state. In addition TSF also performed its first-ever “deep dive” into district-level solar employment in select states using the same survey-based methods employed in its award-winning National Solar Jobs Census series.
When you start a presentation or a report with terms that mean different things to different people, chances are you’re not going to be successful in getting your point across. While making sure we use clearly defined and understandable terms seems intuitive, it doesn’t always happen. The clean energy community has a ways to go to make sure we’re all talking the same language. But, there are good moves on the horizon.
The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census reports over 23,000 new solar energy related jobs created in 2013, bringing US total to over 142,000, an increase of 20% over last year.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute just released a jam-packed, five-page fact sheet on energy efficiency and renewable energy jobs. National and state figures from different sources carry the punch line that in 2012 alone, there were over 110,000 jobs created in the clean energy sector.
The Solar Foundation, SEPA and SEIA have released a national solar census designed to gather data on U.S. solar labor supply and demand. Organizers By answering this survey, you can help us better understand the size, breadth and characteristics of…