Job growth booms in solar sector; Monterey County homeowners take advantage of incentives.

Photo: Sunistics

Photo: Sunistics

Monterey, Feb 16 (Monterey County Weekly) - You could call it a solar flare.

Fresh numbers from the Solar Foundation's California Solar Jobs Census 2014 and the California Solar Energy Industries Association show the state's solar industry employing more people than California's five biggest utilities.

The Solar Jobs Census counts 54,690 solar industry workers throughout the state, while CALSEIA counts 50,607 workers total at PG&E, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, San Diego Gas & Electric and Sacramento Municipal Utility District combined.

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