The solar industry has been booming over recent years. Nearly 260,000 people work in the solar industry, which is nearly double the number employed in 2012. The industry is growing at an impressive rate, and with this growth, the construction industry also grows. As the solar industry grew, it opened the door for the construction industry to enter a new market.
The installation of solar panels is starting to become cheaper as the price of each panel declines. As more people want solar panels, there is more installation work that needs to be done. Here steps in construction contractors who could specialize in solar. The increase in demand for solar energy allows for construction companies to enter a completely new market. By 2024 the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the construction industry will add nearly 800,000 jobs. Not surprisingly, this growth parallels the massive growth of the solar industry that is projected over the next 10 years. Solar allows for more diverse job opportunities for construction workers, electricians, roofers, and companies.[Read more…]