Here's a new, interesting tool recently developed by a divison of the Solar Energy Industry Association:'Solar Jobs Map' Projects Economic Growth Across Nation
The Solar Energy Research & Education Foundation (SEREF) and Google.org released an interactive "solar jobs map? that visually tells the story of how effective federal energy policy will drive a rapid increase in the use of solar energy and create thousands of new ?green? collar jobs. The map dynamically illustrates the anticipated solar job creation over the next eight years on a state-by-state basis and compares the job creation potential across solar technologies. Using Google Earth you can download and watch a solar jobs creation simulation, compare the solar energy resources of each state with their job growth potential, take a tour of some U.S. solar installations, and view profiles of solar jobs spotlighted around the country. The map and additional information can be accessed at: http://www.seia.org/cs/solar_jobs_map.