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Solar & Wind Energy
Are Job Creators

The wind and solar industries now employ over 350,000 American workers and are projected to have the two fastest growing job categories through 2026.

 

A Renewable America educates the public and key decision makers about the economic benefits of American-made renewable electricity.

 With recent cost declines - 66 percent for wind power and 85 percent for solar since 2009 - the renewable sector is experiencing rapid growth, which is driving new investment, creating jobs, and adding new tax revenue for communities across the nation. A Renewable America (ARA) helps deliver that message by providing press and advocacy opportunities for renewable businesses, their supply chain, and purchasers, to relay localized facts about these economic benefits. ARA is a project of the Wind Energy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Wind Energy

Wind power is now often the lowest-cost source of new electricity generation, even without government incentives. This growing industry employs over 105,000 workers across all 50 states.

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Solar Energy

Driven by record-low costs, U.S. solar power had its second best year in 2017. Over 10 gigawatts of new solar power was installed, more than any other renewable source of electricity. Solar employs over 250,000 American workers.

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Transmission

Expanding and upgrading America's high-voltage electric power transmission system will enable the delivery of more wind and solar power from our country’s remote areas to population centers.

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Energy Storage

Rapidly falling costs and the increasing demand for low-cost renewable energy are leading to the expansion of the storage market. The U.S. energy storage market grew 27 percent in 2017, with 431 megawatt-hours deployed on the year.

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