At the onset of the Obama Administration, there was a lot of water cooler talk about how successful the implementation of renewable energy, weatherization, and solar energy initiatives would be. The idea of “green collar jobs” was in its infancy, and not many people found it palatable or realistic that going green meant a boost to the economy via job creation that would create more disposable income for more Americans.
Looking forward into 2011, we can see that with the help of 1603 Treasury Grant Program for Solar and Renewables, signed into law by President Obama, more jobs in the solar industry will become available as the solar industry continues to grow at healthy rates.
According to a December 30th iStockAnalyst article by Steve Alexander, “President Obama and our bipartisan champions in the Senate and House recognize that the solar industry is one of the fastest growing industries in our country, and this extension will create tens of thousands of new jobs for Americans.”
Jobs in solar energy in Arizona are no exception — in fact, Adair Solar has been busy in 2010 and expects to experience a growth in all quarters of the coming year. Make no mistake about it, solar installations in Phoenix and Scottsdale are on the rise, and the average Arizonan’s interest in investing in a solar water heater in Scottsdale or elsewhere in the Phoenix Metro Area has intensified — especially since the last two fiscal quarters of 2008.
When you weigh out your options in solar power equipment in Arizona, always remember that tax credits for solar energy and rebates on solar equipment and installations are available to most homeowners across Arizona and the rest of the country too. Adair Solar offers free in-home consultations to help you determine if solar panels and/or a solar water heater are good choices for you. Call us today at (480) 827-1162.