Employment in the Solar Industry Up 20% in 2013

The President’s State of the Union speech is tonight. In spite of the easing of the dire economic conditions we’ve experienced in the last few years, the rate of unemployment continues to be the thorn that just won’t stop causing pain across the country. Areas of growth are emerging that is beginning to make a dent in the backlog of un- and under-employed.

Prices for solar energy systems continue to drop, making it more affordable for more people. As a result, there were 143,000 solar industry jobs in the US as of November 2013, which is a %19.9 percent increase over the number of solar jobs at the same time the year before.