Jobs in renewable energy jumped 18% last year and solar is the largest employer worldwide.
The Pathways out of Poverty program matches unemployed and underemployed people to training and jobs.
Electricians will receive training in building automation and renewable energy integration at the first net-zero training center.
In 2011, there were 3.5 million green jobs in the US, growing faster than any other segment.
300 projects across the US were announced in 2012, if the industry can resist attempts to cripple it.
Eight of the 10 states where green jobs are growing the fastest are home to Republican or swing voters.
New green projects approved in Q2 will create 37,000-plus jobs, but losses from wind sector could erase that.
Ohio has 1500 new advanced lighting manufacturing jobs in its 105,000 job green economy.
During the height of the recession, California's green economy saw less than half the job losses as the overall economy, and long term, is growing jobs much faster.
More people are employed by the green economy than in fossil fuels or bioscience.