EESI: 2013 Solar Industry Job Census Results

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2013 Solar Industry Job Census Results

*Includes release of new state-by-state job numbers*

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM 

2226 Rayburn House Office Building 

Free and open to the public 


live webcast will be streamed at 2:30 pm EST, February 11, 2014 here


The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2013, which found record growth in the U.S. solar industry.

The Census, which is based on over 75,000 phone calls and emails to solar industry employers, determined that the solar industry grew at ten times the national average last year, creating 24,000 new jobs. Survey respondents cited declining equipment costs as the primary driver behind the industry’s remarkable growth and were optimistic about creating new jobs in 2014. Since the start of the annual Census in 2010, U.S. solar industry employment has increased 53 percent and now employs more than 142,000 Americans. Speakers will include:

  • Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Introductory Remarks

The speakers will discuss the survey’s results, policy-related findings, the demographic makeup of the solar industry, and progress on the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, which seeks to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by 2020.

Analysis of state-by-state solar employment numbers will also be made public for the first time, including first-ever breakdowns of California and Arizona solar employment by Congressional district.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to expedite check-in.

Materials from this briefing will be posted here after the event.

For more information, contact Laura Small at [email protected] or (202) 662-1892


Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Carol Werner, Executive Director

eesi is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1984 by a bipartisan Congressional caucus to provide timely information and develop innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path. Now an independent organization, eesi is funded primarily by foundations and other private donors.

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