Regardless of whether you just graduated high school or have decades of experience, the solar industry has a wide range of rewarding career opportunities for professionals of many different backgrounds. Anyone looking for new opportunities should consider joining one of fastest-growing and most dynamic fields in the world.
There are hundreds of thousands of Americans working in the solar industry and, as it continues to grow and become a major part of the U.S. power supply, thousands more will be needed. Positions in solar installation are at the front line of this technology- they pay well and offer exciting opportunities for rapid professional growth in a line of work that is constantly changing, but they aren't for everyone. Do you have what it takes to be part of the solar industry?
Veterans form an integral part of America's workforce and, with their background, they can play an even more important role in the growing solar industry. Vets are present at all levels of the solar workforce and companies everywhere should be aware of the skills they can bring to solar energy.
The Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program continues the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative's foundational work on reducing soft costs by addressing gaps in solar training and energy education, both within the solar workforce and in professions that play a crucial role in solar deployment. The STEP program enables solar training and education for professionals in indirect and related fields such as real estate, finance, insurance, fire and code enforcement, and state regulations and establishes new credentials in solar operations and maintenance. Regardless of industry, an efficient, well-trained workforce familiar with solar improves inspection compliance, expedites system permitting, reduces liability and insurance costs, and increases consumer confidence.
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