More than 78,600 clean energy jobs were created in the US throughout 2013, according to a survey by clean tech employment research body, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Solar topped the count, with more than 21,600 jobs announced over the year. The top states for clean energy employment over 2013 were: California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois, Nevada, … Continue reading
On January 27th, 2014, The Solar Foundation released National Solar Jobs Census 2013, which found that the U.S. solar industry currently employs over 142,000 Americans Continue reading
Five years ago, taxpayers provided more than $42 million in incentives to lure Sanyo Solar of Oregon to Salem. Tax credits, land write downs, grants and other incentives caused corporate decision-makers to look favorably on Salem. With many of those incentives, however, came conditions. Sanyo would have to hire a certain number of workers, pay … Continue reading
Hemlock Semiconductor Group said on Monday it will lay off about 400 workers in Tennessee and Michigan due to a global glut of polysilicon and the threat of tariffs on its products sold in China. Hemlock is a major producer of polysilicon, the raw material used in most photovoltaic solar panels. It is a joint … Continue reading
Schletter, Inc., one of the largest designers and manufacturers of solar power mounting systems, will establish a production and distribution facility in Shelby. The company plans to create 305 jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2016, and invest more than $27 million in its Cleveland County facility. The project was made possible in … Continue reading
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LDK Solar Co. (LDK), the world’s second- largest maker of wafers for cells, cut 5,554 jobs this year after plunging prices cut margins to a record low amid a renewable-energy shakeout that’s pushed at least eight solar companies into bankruptcy and prompted thousands of industry firings. LDK, which reported the lowest margins among its publicly … Continue reading