Employment

Vermont’s solar market fell 50% in 2017 (w/chart)

Solar advocates blame changes to the state’s net metering policy for the decline in installations and a loss of 232 full-time jobs.

Solar jobs fall 4% in 2017 (w/ chart)

The hangover from the ITC-driven 2016 boom is the biggest factor in the relative decline, but a rebound is expected in 2019.

Mission Solar Energy to hire 50 workers

The Texas-based PV maker plans to reach its full production capacity of 200 MW.

SEIA warns of 23,000 solar job losses due to tariffs

Despite winning concessions from the Trump Administration in the Section 201 case, SEIA is still fighting.

New York unveils bold solar, energy storage plans

In Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 State of the State address, he re-committed New York to eliminating coal from its power plants in two years, provide solar to 10,000 low-income New Yorkers and invest $200 million in energy storage research.

Pennsylvania offers $30 million to create solar jobs

Before the ink was even dry on Governor Tom Wolf’s signature on Act 40 – designed to stabilize the state’s solar market – the governor has made money available for companies that deploy and create solar jobs.

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Washington Post comes out against tariffs on solar

The Post has become the latest large mainstream U.S. news publication to oppose the tariffs, as South Korea considers a WTO complaint.

Muted reaction to USITC recommendations as groups scramble to divine details

After all the sound and fury that has surrounded the Section 201 trade action brought by petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld, reaction to the trade commissions preliminary recommendations has been oddly subdued.

Thin film PV maker Stion to discontinue operations

The Mississippi-based CIGS manufacturer cites “intense” competition from imports.

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SUNation Solar Systems acquires Level Solar accounts

Almost exactly one month after Level Solar slipped the surly bonds of business and left the solar industry for good, SUNation Solar Systems has been approved by the former company’s board of directors to take over servicing those accounts.

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