September 27, 2017

Solar energy booming

Think Progress -For the last decade, the solar industry has enjoyed exponential job growth. Last year, more than 51,000 people in the United States were hired to design, manufacture, sell and install solar panels, according to a new report from The Solar Foundation. That means the solar industry created jobs 17 times faster than the economy as a whole.

“In 2016, we saw a dramatic increase in the solar workforce across the nation, thanks to a rapid decrease in the cost of solar panels and unprecedented consumer demand for solar installations,” said Andrea Luecke, The Solar Foundation’s president and executive director.

Falling prices for panels are helping drive a nationwide clean-energy boom. Utility-scale solar is now cost-competitive with wind and natural gas - and it’s cheaper than coal, even without subsidies. Last year, solar accounted for more than a third of new U.S. generating capacity.


Anonymous said...

Which self-congratulatory boasting ignores the majority who live in apartments and thus have no roof on which to install this burgeoning technology. Typical.

Anonymous said...

Says the guy who thinks that attacking the accomplishments of others counts as genuine work on his part. Who's self-congratulatory now?