May 17, 2017

2017 Solar Industry Diversity Study

This study was the first comprehensive research on diversity in the solar workforce, including the representation of women, minority groups, and veterans.

In addition to its detailed survey findings, the study included five action items that solar companies can implement to improve diversity. They include creating company-wide diversity pledges, establishing a formal diversity tracking and measurement tool, broadening recruitment efforts, implementing a blind job application process, and establishing diversity training programs.

The 2017 study was published by The Solar Foundation and was an initiative of the Women’s Empowerment Committee at the Solar Energy Industries Association.