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Colorado ranks 9th in nation for solar jobs

Colorado ranks 9th in nation for solar jobs

Colorado ranked ninth in the nation for solar jobs in 2013. More than 3,600 Coloradans work in manufacturing and installing solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census, released by The Solar Foundation. Nationwide, solar power grew by almost 20 percent in 2013.   “The solar industry is putting people to work to meet a growing… Continue Reading Colorado ranks 9th in nation for solar jobs

Campaign sets goal for 1 million solar roofs

A campaign comprising more than 280 businesses, farmers, ranchers, local officials, civic and environmental organizations and 11,000 people called on Gov. Hickenlooper and other state leaders to support solar energy. The campaign is called 1 Million Solar Roofs. The campaign sets a goal of installing 3 gigawatts of solar energy in Colorado by 2030, or… Continue Reading Campaign sets goal for 1 million solar roofs

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Solar energy exports top $5.6 billion

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U.S. Solar Industry exported $5.6 billion last year, according to the U.S. Solar Energy Industry Association. The biggest export item was photovoltaic components, which accounted for more than 99 percent of last year’s exports, with solar heating and cooling equipment claiming the remainder. For the manufacturing industry, 2010 was a record year for the photovoltaic… Continue Reading Solar energy exports top $5.6 billion

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