According to recent figures, the US Solar Industry lost 10,000 jobs in 2017. The Solar Foundation release a study that measures the changes in the solar energy field in 2017 and found that a number of factors have lead to a decline in the number of solar energy jobs. Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director at The Solar Foundation said, “After six years of rapid and steady growth, the solar industry faced headwinds that led to a dip in employment in 2017, including a slowdown in the pace of new solar installations.” However, with companies like BP and Shell setting back into the green energy space in 2018, there is hope for solar energy to rise again.