The Coalition for Community Solar Access, a national coalition of businesses and non-profits working to expand community solar, has launched a new Community Solar Job Portal. The portal features a wide variety of job openings from companies across the country and provides job seekers a single destination to find job opportunities in the fastest growing sector within the solar industry.
“Community solar is a high growth industry with lots of opportunity,” said CCSA executive director Jeffrey Cramer. “As the industry unlocks more gigawatts of community solar capacity in more states, companies are increasingly looking to hire smart, talented, and motivated people. We built this job portal to help companies find talent and to serve as a resource for those interested in landing a career in fast growing sector that positively impacts their communities.”
Community solar refers to local solar facilities shared by multiple community subscribers who receive credits on their electricity bills for their share of the power produced. Community solar provides homeowners, renters, and businesses equal access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy generation regardless of the physical attributes or ownership of their home or business. Thanks to pent-up customer demand, community solar has become the fastest growing segment of the solar market with over 1 GW of installed capacity to date, enough to power about 140,000 households. Over one-third of the existing capacity came online last year alone, along with enabling legislation being passed in two new markets: Connecticut and New Jersey.
The job portal will allow job seekers to find a wide variety of positions and employment terms including full-time, part-time, freelance and internships at the leading community solar companies from around the country. The site will be updated with new jobs monthly, so job seekers should check back frequently.
For those looking for jobs in the broader solar industry, check out Solar Energy Industries Association’s job portal here.
News item from the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA)