17,000 New Solar Jobs April 23, 2010 : 6:07 PM

Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar-Energy Industries Association, wrote a guest post at Climate Progress to discuss some incredible job growth despite the recession:

“Environmental conservation and the free market shape our decisions for better or for worse. This week’s release of the 2009 US Solar Industry Year in Review report shows, thankfully, that Americans are beginning to make the right choice. Statistics show that despite a harsh recession, the solar industry added new solar electric installations totaling 441 megawatts, pulled in $1.4 billion in new venture capital investments, created 17,000 new jobs and grew by 36 percent in annual revenue.”

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