"While Ohio Coal Employment Falls, Solar Jobs Double In Cleveland Area"

"Solar industry jobs doubled in the Cleveland, Ohio area last year, driving about half of the state’s total job growth in the sector, according to new data released today by The Solar Foundation.

However, the industry’s future growth in Cuyahoga County and elsewhere in the state could be jeopardized by ongoing uncertainty over Ohio’s renewable portfolio standards, said Andrea Luecke, president and executive director of the organization, based in Washington, D.C.

The detailed data are a follow-up to a nationwide report released by the group last month. In addition to each state’s solar job totals, data posted by the organization at SolarStates.org include information about minority participation, breakdown of jobs within the industry, patents, per capita ranking and more."

Kathiann M. Kowalski reports for Midwest Energy News March 28, 2017.

Source: Midwest Energy News, 03/30/2017