Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Solar power could fuel job growth -- but is that a feature or a bug?

In the middle of a long and mostly convincing post on how Texans should pursue solar power, this sentence jumped out at me:
A 2001 review of thirteen different studies found that, on average, photovoltaics produce seven to ten more jobs per megawatt of capacity than coal does.
So it takes more people and more labor to produce the same amount of capacity? Wouldn't that make solar power less efficient and more expensive in terms of labor?

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