ERIC Number: ED205758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Employment from Solar Energy: A Bright but Partly Cloudy Future.
Smeltzer, K. K.; Santini, D. J.
A comparison of quantitative and qualitative employment effects of solar and conventional systems can prove the increased employment postulated as one of the significant secondary benefits of a shift from conventional to solar energy use. Current quantitative employment estimates show solar technology-induced employment to be generally greater than for conventional technologies. Discussing the qualitative employment effects focuses on the relative size and spatial distribution of the various technologies. The effects of solar systems are more positive than those of conventional energy facilities. This is due to the small size, dispersed locations, and gradual implementation of solar heating and cooling of building (SHACOB) systems. (YLB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Facility Requirements, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Power Technology, Solar Radiation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Argonne National Lab., IL.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Scale Renewable Energy (Boulder, CO, August 2-22, 1979). Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility.