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Solar industry employment dropped 6.7% in 2020, new report shows

The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to...

We need more grid engineers to implement Biden’s plan (Part 2 of 2)

Hiring engineers via the H1B immigration process would make implementing Biden's infrastructure plan more efficient. In part 1, we focused on the need for...
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Installing solar panels over California’s canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs

As engineers working on climate-smart solutions, we’ve found an easy win-win for both water and climate in California with what we call the “solar canal solution.”

There are 30 times more jobs created from rooftop solar vs utility-scale solar, utility...

For every million the utility proposed spending on rooftop solar, it would create 30 times more jobs than $1 million spent on utility-scale solar.

Hosting capacity analysis could simplify grid interconnection for distributed energy resources

While hosting capacity analysis can be valuable as a data point, it could be an even better tool for distributed solar adoption.

Rooftop solar skyrockets if an alternative to monopoly utility models is employed

In over 30 states, monopoly utilities submit plans for new power plants to public regulators without adequately considering how customers will serve themselves.

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