The 250-megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) is one solar project under construction that is putting about 350 people to work. It has created opportunities to move off unemployment, and has allowed local electricians, carpenters and iron workers to remain close to their families rather than traveling away from home in search of work. I urge you to view this video featuring some of these individuals, and share it with friends, colleagues and family.
In addition to the jobs created by CVSR, the project is expected to:
- Inject $315 million into the local economy in San Luis Obispo County, California
- Generate enough clean, renewable power for about 100,000 homes
- Protect and conserve more than 12,000 acres of land
The US solar industry is estimated to employ more than 100,000 people today. The number of solar jobs has grown steadily for several years, while other industries have reduced their numbers.
Solar works for America.
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