Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Can This Possibly be Right: 110,000 Solar Jobs?

From the New York Times:

Up on the Roof, New Jobs in Solar Power

...According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, based in Washington, there was a 45 percent increase in installed solar energy systems in 2007 over 2006.

More than 3,400 companies are in the solar energy sector and employ about 25,000 to 35,000 workers, including installers, manufacturers, distributors and project developers and materials suppliers.

“We estimate that will grow to more than 110,000 direct solar jobs by 2016,” said Monique Hanis, a spokeswoman for the organization....
That is not my idea of a lot of jobs.