The solar industry is growing at a record pace, both in the United States and globally.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reports the cost to install solar technology has dropped by more than 70 percent over the past decade, leading the industry to expand into new markets and deploy thousands of systems in the United States.
As a result, the solar industry generated a $17 billion investment in the American economy last year, with more than 242,000 Americans currently working in solar, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2018. That’s double the number of U.S. solar workers in 2012 and includes employees at more than 10,000 companies across all 50 U.S. states.
Growing With Solar
As we tackle the challenges of meeting our modern energy needs, it’s important that we continue to recognize and celebrate the strength of Iowa’s renewable energy capability.
DMACC is proud to help create new “green-collar” jobs to help promote Iowa’s role as a renewable energy capital of the United States, while also supporting global growth in the solar industry.
The DMACC Green Technology Program will provide accessible training for Career Technical Education (CTE) students, contractors, electricians, engineers, energy entrepreneurs and anyone who is considering a rewarding career change in the growing and versatile green industry fields.