America’s solar and storage industry is quickly transforming our energy system, creating new opportunities in every corner of the country. This rapid growth cannot be haphazard if we want to ensure equitable growth as part of this transition.
As the national trade association for America’s solar and storage industry, SEIA has a responsibility to make sure the industry is prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ).In this yearly report, you’ll gain insights into how businesses are employing the modules offered by the DEIJ Certification Program. Additionally, you’ll discover the advancements SEIA has observed as companies embark on this transformative journey.
Health, Wealth, And Education: How SEIA’s Clean Energy Advocacy is Prioritizing Environmental Justice
Our energy systems are changing. For decades, communities of color and low-income communities have been systematically excluded from the benefits of energy development while, at the same time, bearing a disproportionate share of its pollution. The transition to clean energy represents a generational opportunity to reverse decades of environmental racism and build a more inclusive and just energy system that all Americans can participate in and benefit from.
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.
By convening key stakeholders and developing flexible land use solutions, this initiative is bound to deliver the economic, social, and ecological benefits of solar power to communities across the county.
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.
America’s solar and storage industry is — by any metric — booming. While this growth has been quick, it has not been haphazard. This expansion is underpinned by the industry’s steadfast commitment to purposeful, proactive growth.
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.