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Veterans: 10% of Solar Workforce

Veterans: 10% of Solar Workforce

More than 13,000 U.S. Veterans are already working in the solar industry, and the number is growing. That’s almost 10 percent of the workforce in the solar industry, according to a new report from Operation Free, a coalition of veterans and national security experts, and The Solar Foundation. The report also found that nearly 62


Free Solar Training for Unemployed Veterans

In a previous blog post, we announced that the Veterans Retaining Assistance Program was accepting applications from veterans who needed financial help with their solar PV installation training. Although the program officially launches on July 1, 2012 acceptance letters or in military terms, Certificate of Eligibility or COE have already begun arriving for those who


Solar Training for Veterans

One of the biggest challenges our veterans face when coming back home is finding new jobs.  In fact, reports have shown that our vets face a higher unemployment rate than civilians – even in our own sunny Florida. For younger vets, the unemployment rate approaches 30% at times. The educational benefits under the GI Bill


Renewable Energy Production Up 27% Under Obama

Since President Obama entered office three years ago, renewable energy production in the US has climbed 26.9%, according to the Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) latest “Monthly Energy Review.” For the three years ending November 30, 2011, domestic oil production has also risen, by 13.7%, natural gas production grew 13.4%, nuclear power decreased by 2.8% and


REC Solar to Install Largest Solar Carport for Arizona Veterans Facility

When the bidding was all said and done, it was REC Solar that wasleft standing as the winner of the opportunity to design and install the largest carport-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system in theUnited States. The San Luis Obispo, California-based solar installerannounced the news yesterday and is almost ready to begin the project.The system will stretch across seven separate carports at

Veterans Affairs to Add Solar to 18 Sites

Last week, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) detailed a plan it introduced last fall to install solar energy systems atopits medical centers. The VA’s initial announcement in November includedsolar installations at facilities in Texas, California, Nevada andArizona that would amount to 1.7 megawatts (MW) of solar energy. Adding to these initial solar installations,

Pure Power to Provide Solar Power to Military Veterans at LA Marathon

Pure PowerDistribution will helping US Veterans show their “green side” by providing solar power to the Veteran’s Administration entertainment stage located along the LA Marathonroute this Sunday. The stage, which will feature a variety of performers to entertainand encourage the runners, will be situated on the corner of EisenhowerAvenue and San Vicente Boulevard at the

Veterans Affairs Hospitals to Get Solar PowerVeterans Affairs Hospitals to Get Solar Power

Judging from recent announcements, the Department of Veterans Affairs is aiming for a solar-powered future. On November 20, the VA announced plans to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at a facility of the West Texas VA Health Care System. And today, via the Phoenix Business Journal, we learned that VA hospitals in Arizona, California