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The Solar Foundation National Solar Job Census
The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2015 is the sixth annual update of current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. Census 2015 found that the industry continues to exceed growth expectations, adding workers at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall economy and accounting for 1.2% of all jobs created in the U.S. over the past year. Our long-term research shows that solar industry employment has grown by 123% in the past six years, resulting in nearly 115,000 domestic living-wage jobs.


The Solar Foundation Market Insight Report
The U.S. solar market remains on track for a record-breaking year, with 1,361 MWdc installed during Q3 2015, bringing the market up to 4.1 GWdc through the first three quarters of 2015. Thanks to a booming residential PV market and continued realization of the utility sector’s double-digit gigawatt project pipeline, Q3 2015 marks the eighth consecutive quarter in which the U.S. added more than 1 GWdc of solar PV.