July 26, 2010

SEPA/SEIA, Solar Foundation release national solar census: stand up and be counted

The Solar Foundation, SEPA and SEIA have released a national solar census designed to gather data on U.S. solar labor supply and demand.   Organizers By answering this survey, you can help us better understand the size, breadth and characteristics of the solar industry; develop accurate reports on the geography of the solar economy across the…

The Solar Foundation, SEPA and SEIA have released a national solar census designed to gather data on U.S. solar labor supply and demand.   Organizers By answering this survey, you can help us better understand the size, breadth and characteristics of the solar industry; develop accurate reports on the geography of the solar economy across the U.S.; and prepare the present and future solar labor pool based on your needs.Responses will be aggregated for two complementary labor market analyses.

The survey specific to solar installation employers has been commissioned for a labor market analysis being conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); surveys specific to other solar employers have been commissioned by The Solar Foundation with the support of the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Solar Electric Power Association and technical assistance from Cornell University.

The surveys are being conducted by BW Research, an independent research organization, in partnership with Green LMI Consulting. The survey you receive will be based on your responses to our initial questions.

The survey should take approximately ten minutes. Individual responses will not be published, only aggregate information will be used in the reporting of the survey results.

At the end of the survey, there’s an option to enter into a drawing to win an iPad, iPod Touch, or cash equivalent. One respondent will win an iPad (or cash equivalent) and two will win an iPod Touch (or cash equivalent).

Click here to respond to the survey.