Oregon ranks eighth nationally for solar jobs


Oregon’s solar energy industry employs more than 3,300 workers, making it eighth nationwide for solar jobs.

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Oregon’s solar energy industry employs more than 3,300 workers, making it eighth nationwide for solar jobs, according to a study by the Solar Foundation.

Oregon’s solar industry was identified as having just 872 jobs in the foundation’s 2010 census, which projected the figure would rise 26 percent to 1,101.

Instead it grew 284 percent to 3,346 across 545 different employers, ranking it eighth overall and among the six fastest growing markets for solar employment, according to the foundation’s report.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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