Employment

Meet Jimmy Adauto

James (Jimmy) Adauto came to GRID Alternatives after participating in the Homeboy Industries program in LA for formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women. Jimmy was ready to turn his life around for himself and his family and saw a bright future in the green industry. He started volunteering with GRID Alternatives in April 2012 to supplement his classroom solar training. Within 6 months, Jimmy had logged over 170 installation hours and become a GRID Certified Roof Team Leader, helping teach other volunteers. His experience with GRID landed him a position with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union working on a solar thermal project at the California-Nevada state line.


Solar Industry Snapshot

More than 173,000 people are employed in the solar industry, more than half of them in installation jobs that can't ever be outsourced. And with 36 percent of all new electricity capacity installed being solar, those jobs are going to keep growing as well. Here's a quick look at some solar job stats from the Solar Foundation's 2014 Solar Jobs Census.

Total solar employment:                                  143,000
2014 solar job growth:                                       21%
2014 US job growth rate:                                 1%
Anticipated 2015 solar job growth:           20%

Related News

During a cold November winters day in 2014, William began his journey with GRID Alternatives as a... Read more ›
We are teaming up with Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to provide a dedicated space for... Read more ›
The GRID Mid-Atlantic office would like to give a warm welcome to James Brown and Aaron Lovett!... Read more ›
GRID Tri-State and s tudents from Hudson Valley Community College are helping homeowners in Troy... Read more ›
solar futures students
Unlike other teens, who might prefer to spend their Saturday mornings sleeping, a group of 12... Read more ›
In the midst of the Central Valley heat, several Proteus students and community members gathered to... Read more ›
If you are a veteran and want experience in one of the fastest growing segments of the economy,... Read more ›
GRID Alternatives, in partnership with the PG&E Pacific Energy Center and NorCal Solar, hosted... Read more ›
GLA brings solar to the silver screen at the world premier of solar documentary, "Catching the Sun." Read more ›
White House and other government officials gathered at GRID Alternatives solar installation in East... Read more ›