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Trump’s Tariffs May Have Cost the Solar Industry Thousands of Jobs Last Year

, Senior energy analyst

The latest solar jobs census has just come out, and the news is… mixed. Here’s what the survey found, why the numbers are that way, and how we get the whole country on track. Read more >

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Where Are the Solar Jobs? New Resource Can Tell You

, Senior energy analyst

A new tool from The Solar Foundation breaks down the latest solar jobs numbers by state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, and looks at who makes up the solar industry. Here’s a taste of what those numbers say, and why they matter.

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Why the Solar Tariff Slows Clean Energy Progress and Hurts California Workers

, Senior energy analyst

Yesterday President Trump imposed a new tariff on imported solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. More than 80% of all US solar installations rely on foreign solar modules, mostly from Asia.  The intent of President Trump’s tariff is purportedly to give made-in-the-U.S.A solar panels a boost and support U.S. solar manufacturers. The problem is, of the approximately 260,000 solar jobs in the country, only about 8,000 are in manufacturing. So increasing the cost of solar panels for the majority of U.S. solar companies will have a negative impact on workers that install, operate, and repair solar equipment. Read more >

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