Solar Jobs News

Green Jobs in Solar Energy, Energy-Efficiency Fields Rise

More than 500,000 low-income houses across the United States have become more energy-efficient and more than 114,000 Americans have found green jobs as a result of the nation’s push to become more green and independent of foreign oil, the U.S. Department of Energy announced this week. Hundreds of thousands of households are improving their environmental footprints through the American Recovery ...

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Arizona to Lose 60-Plus Green Jobs in Solar Plant

German-based SOLON Corp. recently announced plans to shut down its solar panel manufacturing plant in Tucson, Ariz. The move will eliminate 65 green jobs, but the company says it will concentrate on developing solar energy plants in the utility and commercial sectors instead. This at least will keep 70 employees in Arizona, who will work on SOLON’s research and product ...

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California must improve solar permitting to boost green jobs

According to a new study released today by the Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations and Management consultancy – or AECOM – California could increase its energy output by about 20 percent and thus boost its number of permanent green jobs by using less complicated solar permitting processes. These new solar permitting processes could help the state produce $5 billion more each ...

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