From Vermont Business Magazine:
The solar industry experienced record-breaking job growth across the US last year, with Vermont having the highest number of solar-related jobs per capita in the country, according to The Solar Foundation, an independent research and education nonprofit. TSF today released new state-specific numbers that show major solar job gains in both traditional and burgeoning markets.
California and Arizona continued to lead the way as the top two states for solar employment, with 47,223 and 8,558 jobs, respectively. The New England region is home to over 25,000 solar jobs, representing nearly 20 percent of the total US solar workforce despite not being among the sunniest regions. Southern states now employ over 22,000 solar workers, and 18 Southern, Midwestern and Mountain states doubled their solar jobs since TSF last reported these figures. Statistics on all 50 states can be found on TSF’s interactive map, available at www.SolarStates.org.
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