UN SDG #7 Affordable and Clean Energy UN SDG #7

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Investing in Solar Energy Sector Training and Workforce Development

Solar industry installation employment comprised the majority of new hires in the sector, though over 84% of employers reported difficulty hiring for the position. Transitioning toward clean energy requires investment in the development of the workforce and the creation of an employee training infrastructure.

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Investing in Solar Energy Sector Training and Workforce Development

Solar industry installation employment comprised the majority of new hires in the sector, though over 84% of employers reported difficulty hiring for the position. Transitioning toward clean energy requires investment in the development of the workforce and the creation of an employee training infrastructure.
250K
people impacted
$9.7B
potential funding
the problem
Nature and Context

The majority of the new solar industry jobs added in the last five years were positions within installation firms – with 93,199 installation related jobs added between 2010 and 2016.5 Despite growing efforts by public and private solar training organizations, installation firms from around the country still report significant difficulty finding qualified candidates. In 2016, 84% of solar installers reported difficulty filling open installation positions.

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Data Sources

The Solar Foundation, Solar Training and Hiring Insights, https://www.americansolarworkforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sthr.pdf

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