- Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources, or
- Jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or reducing natural resources use.
See Wei, Patadia and Kammen below for definitions of direct, indirect and induced jobs.
Total per capita electricity use in
- There are 93,502 solar workers in the
(defined as working at least half-time performing duties related to the solar industry), which was about double the number estimated for 2009. They work across 16,703 employment locations. United States
- Solar job growth over the following 12 months was predicted to be 26%, representing nearly 24,000 net new jobs. This expansion is against a background of employment nationwide in the
that, as of this writing, created only 0.2% job growth from June 2010 to June 2011. U. S.
- Over half of all solar employers expected to increase their number of solar jobs in the following 12 months, while only 2% anticipated reducing solar staff.
- Employers from all of the manufacturing, installation, wholesale and other subsectors expected significant employment growth over the following 12 months.
- products, services, or methods that improve energy efficiency;
- use of equipment, appliances, and vehicles that are energy-efficient;
- improvements in the energy efficiency of buildings; and
- improved energy storage and distribution (e.g. Smart Grid technologies, cogeneration—combined heat and power).
© 2011 Henry Auer