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THE RISE OF CLEAN ENERGY & SOLAR CONTINUES TO SOAR!
The number of solar jobs in the U.S. has more than doubled in five years. The solar industry added 35,000 jobs in 2015, up 20% from the previous year, according to the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit in Washington D.C. There are about 209,000 solar energy employees in the United States. They include solar panel installers, designers, engineers, solar sales specialists and managers. Today, the solar industry workforce is bigger than that of oil and gas construction, and nearly three times the size of the entire coal mining workforce. The shift is a profound one that highlights how clean energy has emerged as a large and rapidly growth market. While the sheer numbers of solar workers is large, it’s the growth rate that’s more impressive. The solar industry’s employment has grown 123% since 2010. It grew 20.2% just over the past 12 months. Last year, the solar sector added workers at a rate that was almost 12 times faster than the overall economy, says the report. In fact, 1.2% of all jobs—or 1 in 83 jobs—created in the U.S. last year were solar jobs.