Solar industry continues to be hot

 

The Mercury News
By Louis Hansen, lhansen@bayareanewsgroup.com

February 7, 2017

The sun continues to shine on the solar industry.

Employment in the solar sector grew by 25 percent last year, with California leading the way with nearly 25,000 new jobs, according to a census published Tuesday by The Solar Foundation.

The industry grew at 17 times the pace of the rest of the economy, adding more than 51,000 jobs nationwide. The sector accounted for about 2 percent of all new U.S. employment, the report said.

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