Solar Technology -
Businesses have become key catalysts in helping drive the clean energy economy by setting goals and investing in energy efficiency technologies. Companies are recognizing that the market is demanding a low-carbon economy, and they’re seeing the benefits to their bottom lines.
Job Diversity -
In 2018 Female and Ethnic Minority unemployment fell to record lows. New Green Energy Jobs were a contributing factor in achieving this goal.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, projects that solar PV installers and wind turbine service technicians will be the two fastest-growing jobs in America from 2016 to 2026, roughly doubling during that period.
In addition, EDF says solar and wind installations comprised 65% of installed electric capacity in 2016, and for the third year in a row, they exceeded the installed capacity of all other electricity sources combined.
The U.S. renewable energy sector employed 777,000 people at the beginning of 2017 – roughly as many as in the U.S. telecommunications industry. Notably, these renewable energy jobs outnumber coal and gas jobs – at more than 558,000 – by nearly 1.5 to 1.
By 2020, Texas, Colorado and Iowa will each have more than 15,000 wind jobs. In addition, North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois and Ohio are expected to have 7,500-15,000 wind jobs.