Led by California, solar PV is exploding in the USA, growing by 20% – 40% per year. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, there are more than 2,754 solar companies in California, employing 75,598 people. Their skills development, innovations and industry are supported by numerous regulations, reflecting the state’s intention to maintain world leadership. About one dozen other states also have well developed industries and regulations. Around the globe clean energy provides more than 8.1 million good local jobs.