While November is a traditional time to celebrate our veteran’s military service, it’s also a good time to lift up the contribution to the community so many make after their service is complete. Since 2013, veteran employment in the solar and storage industry has grown 63% from 13,192 veterans to 21,533 veterans in 2022.
America’s solar and storage industry is experiencing rapid growth. Today the industry supports the livelihoods of more than 263,000 workers, and our workforce is expected to double in size over the next decade to nearly half a million jobs.
Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching a new survey to track key demographic and workplace experience metrics in the U.S. solar and storage industry. The U.S. solar and storage workforce is expected to double in size over the next decade, and this survey will capture the information needed to help industry leaders make data-driven decisions as their teams grow.
The newly released National Solar Jobs Census sent a clear message: American solar jobs are growing and are available to everyone, from every background, and in every state. Well-paying solar jobs are extending the benefits of America’s solar boom to Americans of all backgrounds — and they are not slowing down any time soon.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the National Solar Jobs Census released today by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).
Solar and Storage Industry Dives into Workforce Development with New Online Learning Center and Solar 101 Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching The SEIA Online Learning Center, an online platform that provides comprehensive educational programming for companies, clean energy professionals and people looking to join the solar and storage industry. The rollout of the learning center coincides with the launch of its flagship Solar 101 Program.
Solar and Storage Industry: Companies Need to ‘Do the Work’ on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Nearly half of the 43 companies enrolled in the Solar Energy Industries Associations’ (SEIA) award-winning Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) certification program have changed their company practices to advance DEIJ and achieved at least a Bronze-level certification. RES Group became the first company to reach Gold-level certification, the highest level attained by a company to date.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives approved the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes historic, long-term provisions to decarbonize the electric grid with significant clean energy deployment and domestic manufacturing. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the House passage:
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching a 501(c)3 nonprofit to accelerate the transition to carbon-free electricity through clean energy research and analysis.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today President Biden and the U.S. Department of Energy released an Issue Brief on solar energy research, deployment and workforce priorities. The report details a number of priorities that are important to the solar industry.