The job outlook looks bright for solar industries, with some 42,000 new
jobs by 2015, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Solar energy could be the best way to ease the looming natural gas
crisis and become the economic choice for energy for millions of people
in the next decade, the Association told a congressional subcommittee

With natural gas demand and prices skyrocketing, SEIA president Rhone
Resch says that solar power could displace 6 trillion cubic feet of
natural gas by 2025, saving U.S. consumers approximately $64 billion.

He also predicts that the solar industry could employ 260,000 people by
2030 and generate more than $34 billion in new manufacturing
investments over the next 10 years.

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