I just received this tip from a solar energy player located close to St. Louis: solar is growing jobs at an impressive rate. In just Missouri, solar has over doubled its workforce since 2012, from 1200 to 2800. And the rest of the country looks impressive.
Remember, though: the faster that solar is adopted, the quicker the tradition utilities market will be disrupted. See Gregor Macdonald and Chris Nelder for more details. Both will be speaking at Transition Economics 2014.