The U.S. solar industry employs 174,000 Americans nationwide. This number symbolizes the individuals who are directly behind the energy revolution.
Today solar is the most diverse industry surpassing the oil, gas and coal sectors in both ethnic and gender backgrounds. It employs more Latinos or Hispanics and women than any other industry. Women hold a sturdy 21.6 percent in the solar workforce. The industry also employs a higher percentage rate of veterans than the total U.S. workforce. Nonetheless, the industry plans to have 50,000 veterans working in solar by 2020.
Now, as demand for solar energy continues to flourish, the workforce is expected to expand by more than 36,000 jobs by the end of the year. The industry is boosting up its training and recruitment opportunities to ensure its workforce sustains its diversity.
The solar industry is devoted to becoming the most diverse energy sector in the nation, as Americans from all walks of life take advantage of the benefits of solar and its cascading price tag.