On January 27th, 2014, The Solar Foundation released National Solar Jobs Census 2013, which found that the U.S. solar industry currently employs over 142,000 Americans.
This figure represents the addition of nearly 24,000 additional solar workers over the previous year.
The industry’s nearly 20% growth in employment since 2012 shows that – for the first time ever – the solar industry exceeded the growth projections made in the previous year’s report.
During the period covered by Census 2013, average employment in the national economy great at only 1.9%. Between September 2012 and November 2013, the U.S. solar industry added an average of 56 solar workers each day.