The solar power industry is on a "jobs offensive," reports
CNN, touting its economic strength in a political climate often skeptical of so-called green energy.
The Solar Foundation, an organization representing solar power companies nationwide, has released data
on the number of folks their industry employs around the country, and their average level of pay. About half of America's 119,000 workers in this field install solar panels for a living, and make about $38,000 per year, slightly more than the national median. Those remaining either manufacture solar panels or pitch the product for a living. There are more workers employed in the sunny southwest than elsewhere in the country, not surprisingly, with Wyoming coming out dead last, with a grand total of fifty folks employed there in any capacity extending the sun's bounty.
But elsewhere, things are looking up, so to speak.
"California now has more solar workers than actors, and there are more solar jobs in Texas than there are ranchers," said
TSF Executive Director Adrea Luecke.
Via CNN and PRWeb