Although the construction sector still feels the strain of the
nation's recession, the solar industry continues to demonstrate its
viability. The solar industry is booming: Panel costs are rapidly
decreasing; more financing options are available; and smart
policies are enticing businesses and homeowners across the U.S. to
In the same way technology improvements and financing
innovations have opened the door for more homeowners and businesses
to go solar, advances in installation practices have reduced
installation costs and enabled more workers to join the solar
It's no wonder The Solar Foundation's jobs census report,
"National Solar Jobs Census 2011: A Review of the U.S. Solar
Workforce," stated the solar industry surpassed 100,000 jobs in an
otherwise down economy or that the Solar Energy Industries
Association® (SEIA) reported 2011 was a record year for solar
growth. Data from SEIA's quarterly U.S. Solar Market Insight™
reports reveal the industry more than doubled the number of
installations from 2010 to 2011.
Despite some sensational headlines that seemingly indicate the
U.S. solar industry has troubles ahead, the truth is it has shown
significant growth nationally and in...
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