All 50 states show solar jobs losses, with 36 states suffering job losses above 30%. Seven states and Washington, DC- including large solar states like New York and New Jersey- have seen solar job losses exceed 60%.
• 447,208 new unemployment filings in April, triple March claims • CA, FL, GA, TX, MI, NC, WA, NY, OH among hardest hit states • Energy efficiency job losses top 400,000; renewable job losses near 100,000
New Factory to Increase LG Employment in Alabama by 60 Percent, Produce 500 Megawatts of Solar Panels Annually
China, Brazil, the United States, India, Germany and Japan remain the worlds largest renewable energy employers, representing more than 70 per cent of all industry jobs globally.
The Solar Foundation: The Solar Foundations annual National Solar Jobs Census is a comprehensive report on employment trends within the U.S. solar industry, nationwide and state by state. The latest Solar Jobs Census includes data for 2017.
CEEW NRDC study: More than 300,000 to Join India's Clean Energy Workforce by 2022, Rooftop Solar Major Job Creator
The labor-intensive rooftop solar segment will employ 70 percent of the new workforce, creating seven times more jobs than large-scale projects such as solar farms.
Solar Industry Expects Loss of 88,000 Jobs in U.S. Next Year if Government Rules in Company's Favor in Trade Case
Manufacturing jobs would fall despite claim; biggest losses seen in California, S.C. and Texas
Today, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs - equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report. Full Press Release:
Victor A. Patton for Sacramento Business Journal: A solar module factory expected to bring more than 200 jobs to Sacramento is slated to begin production in mid-September at McClellan Business Park. It will be the first U.S. factory for Nanjing, China-based solar cell and module manufacturer China Sunergy Co, who on Thursday announced its subsidiary Sunergy America has agreed to lease a 140,000-square-foot manufacturing building — previously a plant where J.C. Penney made window coverings. Simon Szeto, a Sunergy advisor, said the company will bring around 20 management staff from overseas and will hire other employees locally. The work being done at the factory will include putting together the modules. Each module includes a solar cell, an aluminum frame, tempered glass, cables and a junction box. The completed products, which can be placed on a ground mount or rooftop, will be sold commercially in the U.S, Szeto said. Cont'd...
The combined use of solar and storage technologies could lead to 27,000 new jobs by 2021, according to a new discussion paper released by The Solar Foundation
SEIA's Empowerment Series Kicks off in Washington D.C. with "Women's Empowerment: Leaders in Energy"
The report is timed with the solar communitys launch of the #MillionSolarStrong campaign, which celebrates the fact that the industry has raced past a million installations and is rapidly accelerating toward 2 million.
REPORT: California's Advanced Energy Industry Has More Than Half a Million Workers, Up 18 Percent from Last Year
Growing at three times the rate of employment overall and accounting for more than 3 percent of the state total, advanced energy supports more jobs in California than agriculture, three times as many as motion pictures, TV, radio.
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Terry Macalister for The Guardian: Ministers rightly wring their hands over the 2,200 jobs being lost at the 98-year-old Redcar steelworks hit by low-cost Chinese competition. But they seem deaf to warnings of 27,000 jobs being potentially lost in a brand-new industry now facing crisis due to their own clumsy cuts. Almost 1,000 redundancies have already been made by the solar panel installersMark Group and Climate Energy. No one in the industry believes this will be the end of the sad story. The latest flashpoint for “green” developers is the government plan to slash the feed-in tariff – which subsidises people installing solar panels on their home – by almost 90%. Meanwhile, an energy-efficiency regime has been scrapped with only a vague promise of a future replacement. If these were isolated examples, then companies might be willing to hang on in the hope of better things to come. But they are the latest in a series of cuts not just to solar but also to onshore wind, and come at a time when it seems maximum effort is being expended on removing roadblocks to shale-gas frackingand nuclear power. Cont'd...
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