Is there work as a solar installer? Advocates say future is bright
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Is there work as a solar installer? Advocates say future is bright

Companies installing solar panels see payroll growth ahead, with or without subsidy help. Can the Southern Tier grow jobs with the sun? Advocates of solar power think so, and the handful of companies venturing into the emerging solar design and installation business say that's what they're doing. The number of solar-related jobs in the United States grew from about 25,000 in 2007 to 175,000 in 2014, according to estimates by the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Solar Foundation. [adinserter block="1"] And for every megawatt of new photovoltaic capacity installed, or about 120 houses worth, a solar-industry rule of thumb…
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Renewable energy advocates visit Fall River to talk about capitalizing on resources
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Renewable energy advocates visit Fall River to talk about capitalizing on resources

Every time you flick a light switch, you send money to Texas, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia. Wouldn’t it be better to keep that money local? That's the question Sylvia Broude asked. Broude, the executive director of Toxics Action Center, was in town Wednesday, taking part in a statewide push to convince legislators to make it easier for individuals and companies to invest in renewable energy. The press conference in Fall River — held in Kennedy Park to allow a good view of the coal piles at the Brayton Point Power Station — was one of six held around the state in…
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