Jobs in the Solar Industry Reach a Record Number
As the demand for clean power has grown and the surge in numbers of people wanting to “go solar” in Texas is rising all the time. Along with the increased demand for solar installation services in Texas that we experienced last year, this equated to a 34% increase in jobs across the state.
National jobs were also on the rise in the industry putting them at a 7-year record high. This affected all the different areas across the sector including installations, sales and manufacturing. To put those numbers another way, two in every hundred jobs created across America were within the Solar Industry in 2016.
What did this mean for the Solar Industry in Texas?
For the Texas Solar Sector, it was good news too as more than 2000 new jobs were created across the State in 2016. Our wonderful state also ranked in the top three states nationally for the highest number of new solar installations undertaken in a single quarter.
So, it would be fair to say that this brought about positive news for the state’s solar sector and a real boost to the local economy at the same time. By the end of 2016, there were almost ten thousand jobs in the solar industry in Texas alone.
Hiring Hits A High
With the market regulations expected to change in 2017, the entire spectrum of solar panel sales and installations businesses will be impacted by an increase in demand. The regulations are being updated, and there is forecasted to be around a 30% increase in the installed capacities across the US.
As the cost of owning a solar panel system, or having a solar system installed at your home in Texas is reducing, the number of Texans choosing to “go solar” is on the rise, and of course, along with that increased demand in business, comes an increase in the number of jobs available in the solar industry both within our State and nationally as well.
2017 is set to be another great year for solar companies in Texas and beyond.
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