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Infographic: National Solar Jobs Census 2014


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Infographic: National Solar Jobs Census 2014

  1. 1. SOLAR INDUSTRY JOBS 2014 Solar employment grew 20x faster than the overall economy THE U.S. SOLAR INDUSTRY HAD A GREAT YEAR, AND 2015 LOOKS EQUALLY BRIGHT! 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 86% JOB GROWTH OVER FOUR YEARS 200K 150K 100K 50K 0 BY COMPARISON... 2015 Solar Jobs Growth Forecast 8x GREATER than Oil, Gas & Coal CO M B I N E D SOLAR INDUSTRY U.S. businesses added nearly 1.8 million jobs over 2014, a growth rate of 1.1%. 1.1% 21.8% U.S. OVERALL U.S. solar firms added more than 31,000 jobs over that same period. INSTALLATION (97,000) COAL MINING (93,000) MANUFACTURING SALES & DIST PROJECT DEV’S ALL OTHER TOTAL JOBS BY TYPE 174,000SOLARJOBS 80,000 solar jobs added since 2010 2014 JOB GROWTH One out of every 78 new jobs was created by the solar industry SOLAR COAL Copyright © 2015 The Solar Foundation. All rights reserved. 505 9th Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 | S O L A R E M P L O Y E R S exceeded their predictions in each of the last two years by 2.7% and 6.2% R E S P E C T I V E L Y PROJECTED 2015 GROWTH: 20.9% Full details in The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Job Census 2014 at: