Solar energy in the United States of America (U.S.A) alone employs more people traditional coal, gas and oil combined.
The Independent, quoting a report by the US Department of Energy (DOE), said solar power employed 3,74,000 people over the year 2015-2016, leading to 43 per cent of the power sector’s workforce.
Whereas, the traditional fossil fuels employed 187,117 people, making up to just 22 per cent of the sector’s workforce.
In 2016, employment in the solar power has increased by 25 per cent, adding 73,000 new jobs to the economy, while wind energy employment witnessed an increase of 32 per cent. Read More…