Salt Lake City, UT--news of jobs is always a good thing. But if that news just happens on a segment as a conflict-prone with challenges such as the solar industry applied, crosses the line from good to great. Today the solar Foundation (TSF) encouraging statistics announced the show, despite the recent setbacks and reports of layoffs, US solare industry builds on a clip almost six times that of the economy as a whole,.
According to the TSF national solar jobs census in 2012 US solare industry added 13.872 jobs between September 2011 and September 2012. What is the total number of employees of solar industry workers to 119.016, this jump is 13.2 increase in employment. In comparison, 2.3 percent came slow the economy as a whole during the same period, according to information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics along.
In a press release of TSF, Executive Director Andrea gap said "The solar industry at significantly higher prices than in most other industries in recent years what grew it into one of the most important creators of new jobs in the United States." "These new solar industry jobs are sustainable, can not be outsourced and play a crucial role in our country to economic recovery."
Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit solar energy industries Association (SEIA), said: "The solar industry jobs in America create when we need it the most." "The rapid growth of jobs in the solar industry shows are clear that investment tax credit, Americans put intelligent policy, including the Federal Republic back to work."
Query information from the voluntary online census, of the more than 1,000 solar companies, provided also illuminating information with regard to the main driving factors behind the growth industry in. Most of the participants cited almost a third, falling prices for solar components as an important engine of growth. Others referred to tax incentives and State legislation allows third-party property as well as the adoption of renewable portfolio to promote increased production of solar energy standards.
"This is what happens when the Government provides a stable political environment," added Resch. "The private industry does, what it does best to create new jobs for Americans."
Monique Hanis, spokesperson for SEIA, strong said continued growth of the U.S. solar industry on the protection and the extension of the successful State and federal policy, additional funding for solar projects and operations will hinge.
Public perception about the State of the solar industry is another factor for the growth of vital importance and has been under the microscope recently, due to the recent reports of layoffs come - but HANIS points out, the solar companies most of the layoffs in the manufacturing sector, which accounts for a small percentage of all solar jobs have been affected. Census TSF 2011 solar, this percentage was less than 14 percent.
"This is similar to other industries, which have developed over time," HANIS said. "We have seen this in the automotive industry, in the computer industry, IT and telecommunications." It is a natural development as an industry matures. "You going to to see consolidation in some sectors."
Currently, total installed solar capacity in the United States adds up to 5.7 gigawatts (5,700 megawatts). Until the end of 2012, it is expected that a further 3.2 gigawatt almost doubled last year's growth are added. Estimated 2013 in addition a further 3.9 gigawatts will see solar capacity in the United States
Under the direction of TSF and BW research with help from Cornell University, contain the numbers that the national solar jobs census 2012 a variety of jobs in the solar industry for a total of 31 different professions, including manufacturing, sales, installation and software development collected by. The full report will be published probably on November 14.