Just shows the gulf in difference between the UK and US. Indeed it shows that the US (rightly) sees solar has a huge potential to create both low carbon energy security and a wealth of jobs. In the UK the government see solar with indifference if not animosity. They were happy to see the UK sector shed upwards of 30,000 solar jobs, but jumped through hoops for 1,500 dirty steel jobs. Always judge a government like a person, by their actions not their words. Sadly this is why the majority of our work is now outside of the UK.
A new $2.1 million solar workforce development program, funded by the US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative under its Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program, seeks to boost the future of solar in the United States by helping to train more people to meet the growing demand for qualified solar employees.