SOLAR TRAINING AND HIRING INSIGHTS explores the workforce challenges presented by rapid industry growth, and outlines the business case for investment in work-based learning. It emphasizes the importance of practical experience, particularly for the installation sector, and explores the relative value of industry certification as workforce demand varies by region.

US Solar Job Growth 2010-2017

Hiring for Entry-level Installation Jobs


  • Very Difficult
  • Somewhat Difficult
  • Not Difficult

Average labor cost vs training investment 

National companies offering on-the-job training


  • offer on-the-job training
  • no on-the-job training