Solar is creating jobs at a rate 12 times faster than rest of U.S. economy

The renewable energy sector continues to soar.

A new report from EDF Climate Corps, in fact, recently stated that “Solar and wind jobs have grown at rates of about 20 percent annually in recent years and are each creating jobs at a rate 12 times faster than that of the rest of the U.S. economy.”

The job creation largely stems from the installation, maintenance and construction elements and, according to EDF, the average wages for these jobs are nearly $5,000 higher than the national median. Wages for those employed in the solar sector are $17.04 per hour higher than the national median. California had one of the highest solar jobs distribution in the country.

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) also recently announced that that solar installations drove 60 percent of the new electric generating capacity additions in the third quarter of 2016, which is a new record.

You can be part of the clean energy/solar movement and save on your energy bill at the same time. Aztec Solar is your local choice for quality solar systems for both commercial and residential use, including water, electric and pool heating systems. Solar systems have been around for more than 50 years, and Aztec Solar has been in business in the Sacramento area for more than 35 years.

Contact us for a free site visit and solar needs analysis, or simply give us a call with any questions you may have at 916.853.2700.

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