Skilled Labor: Upcoming Issue for Solar Industry?

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The growth of the solar industry may soon face the reality of not having enough skilled workers to satisfy demand, suggests a recent report by The Solar Foundation and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Despite a dragging economy overall, installed solar capacity has increased dramatically in the past few years. In 2011 alone, the cumulative installed solar capacity in the United States nearly doubled from 2,095...

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  • peakbagger
    peakbagger Solar Expert Posts: 341 ✭✭✭
    Re: Skilled Labor: Upcoming Issue for Solar Industry?

    Bunk, NABCEP may have painted itself in a corner by setting up overly restrictive rules for certification, but the reality is that most grid tied PV installations are fairly unskilled electrical work that a master electrcian is quite capable of overseeing with a journeyman and apprentice dong the work.

    Overall there is a definite shortage of all trades, but the one the article talks about is self created shortage.