News : Report shows boom in solar jobs

Nov 1, 2010

From Foster's Daily Democrat

HAMPTON FALLS — Environment New Hampshire has released a new report from the Solar Foundation that shows hiring in the solar workforce is on the rise and more than half of solar employers nationally plan to increase their workforce in the next year.

Environment New Hampshire is a nonprofit solar education and research organization based in Hampton Falls. The report is a review of the solar workforce in the United States, titled, "National Solar Jobs Census 2010: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce."

"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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