Hawaii adding solar jobs

Hawaii is expected to see triple the number of solar installers by 2013.

Hawaii is expected to see triple the number of solar installers by 2013.

Industry leader RevoluSun and SolarCity, a newcomer to the Hawaii market, plan to create another 100 jobs in the fast-growing photovoltaic market, based on separate announcements the companies made this week. And these two aren’t the only PV companies that are expanding.

From 2009 to 2013, the number of PV installers statewide is expected to nearly triple, according to the Hawaii Green Jobs Initiative, which is forecasting job growth in a number of fields in dates ranging from 2011 to 2018.

The report, released in May by the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, did not specify the total number of jobs in the solar industry, but instead gave projections for various job categories.

For instance, the total number of photovoltaic installers in 2012 is projected to be 684, up significantly from the 237 PV installers accounted for in 2009.

Read more in Pacific Business News.

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