Do you ever think about how your decisions influence the local economy?
My name is Michael Santos and I’m an investor with the amazing team at Light Solar. There are many reasons that I advocate for this company, but one of them is the role that Light Solar plays in building more sustainable communities.
Obviously, as a company that specializes in providing solutions for those who want clean energy, Light Solar is a good corporate citizen. They help homeowners and business owners grasp the many benefits of clean energy. Besides providing best-in-class solar panels, they also provide solutions for roofing systems, window systems, ventilation systems, and door systems. They are experts in their field, contributing to a greener America and less reliance on the national electrical grid.
Besides those benefits of transitioning into clean, sustainable energy systems, Light Solar is an awesome jobs provider. And jobs, too, contribute to the making of better communities.
The solar energy industry provides high-quality jobs at every level. As more homes and businesses go solar, job opportunities continue to grow.
The Solar Foundation’s 2015 Solar Jobs Census underscores that growth.
- Since 2010, solar industry employment has grown by 123 percent, reaching nearly 210,000 jobs in 2015. It’s been growing at annual clip of more than 15 percent since then!
- 1.2 percent of all new jobs in the United States were created by the solar industry.
- Nearly 10 percent of solar jobs in the United States are held by veterans, which is a much higher proportion of the overall economy.
The clean energy economy offers more opportunities and better pay for low- and middle-skilled workers than the national economy as a whole. Wages for solar-related jobs in the U.S. are significantly higher than with other industries in the US., with solar installers earning an average of $20 per hour. Further, the people that employ those solar installers are generally small, locally owned businesses, bringing more money to local economies.
I’m proud of being a part of the Light Solar team for many reasons. And if you want to learn how a clean energy system can benefit you, I urge you to call my friends at Light Solar today: 1-800-408-6046.