The solar industry is growing and does not seem to be slowing down! Americans are aware that renewable energy hosts a long list of environmental benefits but solar energy is now more than ever a driving force in job creation in the United States. As unemployment falls to the lowest it’s been since 2007, Americans can look to the solar industry for a booming job market.
Over the last year, the solar industry has added jobs twelve times faster than the rest of the economy, exceeding the jobs created by oil and gas firms combined. The number of solar energy employees is not predicted to slow down. In fact, in 2015 the solar industry added 35,000 jobs, up 20% from the previous year. These jobs include solar panel installers, designers, engineers, salespeople and managers.
Transforming More Than Just the Sunny States
Solar energy job creation is happening all over the U.S., not just in states known for their sunshine. Experts say solar technology is advanced enough now that panels don’t require direct exposure to the sun to generate electricity. New York is one of the top states for solar job seekers, according to the Solar Foundation. An investment in the solar industry will not only save homeowners and businesses money and have a positive impact on the environment but on the economy as well.
The cost of living in Westchester County continues to rise and solar panels remain an attractive option to save and make money. SunBlue Energy can make the transition to solar as simple as possible. We have answers to all your questions, including if solar panels are right for your home. Contact us today to learn more!