News : First Ever U.S. Solar Jobs Census Shows Growth in Solar Workforce

Nov 1, 2010

From Environment New Hampshire

Hampton Falls, NH – Environment New Hampshire today released a new report from the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization. Environment New Hampshire was joined by Dan Clapp of ReVision energy, who employs solar workers right here in Dover, NH. The report is a first-of-its-kind review of the solar workforce in the United States, titled, “National Solar Jobs Census 2010: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce.” According to the census, hiring in the solar workforce is on the rise. More than half of solar employers nationally plan to increase their workforce in the next year.

“The sun generates more energy in an hour than all the coal mines and oil wells in the world do in a year. This report shows we are on the way to tapping the sun’s potential, generating pollution-free energy and a tremendous number of good, green jobs along the way,” said Jessica O’Hare Program Associate of Environment New Hampshire. “Strong leadership from our state’s elected officials and our leaders in Washington will be critical to turning this solar opportunity into a solar reality.”

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