A solar panel startup company in California said it is ready to hire 100 workers for jobs in the San Diego area. The announcement came on the heels of a pledge by the world's largest building materials company that it will continue to support green job growth in Philadelphia.
In San Diego, OneRoof Energy has received $50 million in financing to create the SolarSelect Lease Program, an initiative that allows homeowners to install its one-of-a-kind rooftop solar panels with little or no upfront costs, according to KPBS News.
"Not only does San Diego have the highest use of residential solar of any other U.S city, we're quickly becoming a hub for innovations in renewable energy," Mayor Jerry Sanders told the news agency.
The company expects to hire up to 100 people this year to help with the increased workload.
In Philadelphia, building materials giant Saint-Gobain has announced its continued financial support of the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), which is the city's largest provider of energy conservation services.
Saint-Gobain recently presented ECA a $10,000 grant recognizing the organization's Knight Green Jobs Training Center as a Center of Excellence. Since opening just last year, the center has already trained over 2,000 people for green-related jobs.