"U.S. Solar Workforce Could Be Halved By Virus, Group Says"

"The leading U.S. solar-trade group is warning the fallout from the coronavirus could slash the industry’s workforce in half.

The Solar Energy Industries Association made the projection Monday as part of a campaign to convince Congress to make the federal tax credit for the sector refundable or payable directly to businesses and customers.

“As the stock market tanks, tax-equity markets are drying up making it even harder for solar companies to utilize tools like the solar investment tax credit,” Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and chief executive officer, said in a statement."

Brian Eckhouse for Bloomberg Environment March 24, 2020.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 03/25/2020