Currently there are over 1.5 million homes with solar installed nationwide and roughly 35,000 here in Utah.
Tony Stauffer, a professor at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), says solar technology is continuing to improve and because of that it is creating more jobs.
The solar industry has also provided thousands of jobs locally and nationally. It is growing almost 17 times faster than the national economy, making it one of the fastest-growing industries in the country.
There are two major certificate of achievement programs offered at SLCC, solar sales and solar installation.
To get started in the program you must first take electrical principles and basic photovoltaics which gets a student the sales certificate and adding advanced photovoltaics gets the installation certificate.
If you are intresed in the program you can visit slcc.edu to learn more.
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