The solar industry employed 93,000 people in the US in 2010. This year it is expected that the number will grow by 25-50k. The amount of solar energy installed has grown 66% this year over last years numbers. Even still, there is only enough solar energy to power 600,000 homes. The industry hopes to expand to an additional 400,000 homes in 2011. It’s nice to see some sort of growth in industry in the US. There are trade schools and colleges adding courses for alternative energies all the time, and the industry will need it. Solar along with wind power should grow enough by 2015 to power an additional 2 million homes per year by 2015. If you are interested in alternative energy tech at all, now might be a good time to jump in.
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