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Sunday, October 16, 2011

California has 1 in 4 U.S. solar energy jobs, study says - latimes.com

California has 1 in 4 U.S. solar energy jobs, study says - latimes.com: "
"This report shows that the solar industry is not only creating green jobs across California but that the industry is forecast to continue growing at a much faster pace than the overall U.S. economy," said Michelle Kinman, a clean energy advocate for Environment California. "California industry and policymakers have a tremendous opportunity to build on this solid foundation and make solar a centerpiece of the state's energy policy.""

Here's a list of the top states ranked by the number of solar industry jobs, according to the solar jobs census:

1. California 25,575

2. Colorado 6,186

3. Arizona 4,786

4. Pennsylvania 4,703

5. New York 4,279

6. Florida 4,224

7. Texas 3,346

7. Oregon 3,346

8. New Jersey 2,871

9. Massachusetts 2,395

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