McAuliffe praises so­lar en­ergy job grow in Vir­ginia

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

A new study has found Vir­ginia’s so­lar en­ergy job mar­ket grew 65 per­cent in 2016.

The So­lar Foun­da­tion’s re­port said Vir­ginia is tied for ninth in coun­try for fastest so­lar job growth last year, and there were more than 3,200 so­lar jobs in the state last year.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe praised the re­port’s find­ing, say­ing it is a tes­ta­ment to his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s fo­cus on so­lar en­ergy.

Much of the growth in so­lar en­ergy in Vir­ginia has been driven by large tech com­pa­nies that are try­ing to be car­bon neu­tral in their en­ergy us­age.

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