The chart above illustrates one of the challenges that needs to be addressed in order for solar energy to help with meeting climate change mitigation goals. The chart was put together by the Solar Energy Industries Association, The Solar Foundation, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, and BW Research Partnership. The report National Solar Jobs Census 2020 is dated May 2021 and can be downloaded at the IREC web site.

Solar companies will need to improve their understanding of how utility distribution works, and the considerations and requirements that solar installations will need to meet to interconnect with utility distribution. Companies like HeatSpring are helping educate and train the clean energy workforce required by 2035.