Economic Impact of Solar on Greater Tucson

Author : William Abbott Foster

University of Arizona Has received $2,590,961 in grants for solar research in FY09:

  • Solar Generation $1,996,435
  • Storage $491,575
  • Smart Grid $102,951

Solar Installers 81 FTE Jobs

  • TEP approved installers installed 2,496 Megawatts of solar in greater Tucson in 2008.
  • These installers created 81 FTE jobs Approximate revenuse of $12,480,00.
  • In 2008, installers expected their workforce to grow by 46%.2

Solar Manufacturers 377 FTE Jobs

  • Solon has created 105 FTE jobs in Tucson
  • Global Solar has created 173 FTE jobs in Tucson
  • Schletter has creatged 17 FTE jobs in Tucson
  • General Plasma has crated 50 FTE jobs in Tucson
  • Prisim Solar Technologies has created 32 FTE job in Tucson.

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