Full Title: Clean Energy Employment Booming, Creates a More Diverse Workforce and Higher Quality Jobs
Author(s): DBL Investors
Publication Date: 05/2015
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Since 2010 the solar workforce has grown nationally from 93,502 workers to 173,807 workers in 2014 – an 86% increase during that period. Over 2014 alone the solar workforce grew almost 10 times the average national job growth rate. California continues to dominate the solar job market with a total solar workforce of 54,690 in 2014, more than the state’s three major utilities combined – Pacific Gas & Electric (about 20,000), Southern California Edison (more than 13,600), and San Diego Gas & Electric (about 5,000). As the maps below demonstrate, several states with significant solar potential are driving job creation with double-digit job growth in 2014 and over 20% solar job growth expected in 2015.