Solar is one of the most popular things in America today, with nearly 90% support, according to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center. It’s also one of the fastest growing industries.
The solar industry has “created one out of every 80 jobs in the U.S. since America emerged from recession in 2009” and accounts for more jobs than oil and gas extraction, writes Stephen Lacey at Greentech Media.
Here at CleanChoice, we believe that everyone deserves access to clean energy. And Community Solar could provide all Americans equal access to solar for the first time.
Here’s a quick update on what we’re working on to help make that a reality:
- #SolarFocus2016: CleanChoice Energy is a sponsor of the 10th Annual Solar Focus Conference. CleanChoice staff and leaders from across the industry will discuss everything from affordability for low-income residents to fixing the SREC market in Maryland. If you’re looking for a job in the solar industry, check out the Solar Job Fair co-hosted by MDV-SEIA and Grid Alternatives.
- #Solar4All: CleanChoice Energy is a proud leadership member of the Coalition for Community Solar Access. On Tuesday, CCSA released a new policy guide meant to provide specific recommendations to policymakers about the most effective ways to develop community solar programs nationwide. Read the full report (PDF) here.
- #SunShot: The U.S. Department of Energy just announced that it’s reached “more than 90% of the SunShot initiative’s established 2020 goal in just five years.” We are recipients of a $2.5 cooperative award to help scale Community Solar here at CleanChoice Energy.
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