Employment

Acting on racial injustice is our collective responsibility

In this op-ed for pv magazine, GRID Alternatives’ Erica Mackie argues that a recent high-profile racial harassment suit is indicative of larger problems, and that the solar industry is not immune to the structural racism within American society.

Vintage hiring and training solutions for a better solar workforce

In this op-ed for pv magazine, The Solar Foundation’s Chris Walker explores issues of aligning solar training programs with workforce needs.

NABCEP offering three new “specialist” certifications

The PV Design, PV Installer and PV Commissioning and Maintenance Specialist certifications will be available at over 500 U.S. testing sites.

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Michigan could create 69,000 job-years on a path to 30% renewables by 2027

Adding solar and wind would yield 1600 direct job-years per gigawatt in construction, 1200 direct job-years per gigawatt in O&M, and many more indirect and induced job-years.

Tesla to lay off 9% of workforce, quit Home Depot

The company will return to selling solar primarily through its stores and online.

More U.S. jobs in solar than coal and nuclear combined

A new report from a think tank headed by former Energy Secretary Moniz reveals an additional 100,000 jobs with a part-time solar component, and hints at the political powerhouse that solar is becoming.

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Tesla and Panasonic to hire 80 workers at Buffalo gigafactory

The Tesla/Panasonic gigafactory is taking on more workers, as a sign of health. However many details remain unclear.

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Jürgen Stein steps down as SolarWorld Americas CEO

As what may be the first sign of many changes, the President and CEO who led SolarWorld through the Section 201 case is being replaced by a restructuring veteran.

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New York to take bids for 20 large renewable projects by 2022

The Empire State state has announced a solicitation for 1.5 million megawatt hours of renewable electricity, to be delivered by 2022.

SEIA reports 18 companies reducing solar deployment, workforce in 2018

The national solar trade organization has listed cancelled investments and hiring as well as job losses in its comments supporting requests for exclusion from Section 201 tariffs.

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