In February 2014, for the first time ever, the significant contributions of military veterans to the solar industry have been documented in a joint report from The Solar Foundation and Operation Free.
The brief report, Veterans in Solar: Securing America’s Energy Future, shows that the U.S. solar industry employs 13,192 veterans of the armed forces, a figure which represents 9.2% of all solar workers in the nation, exceeding the percentage of veteran employment in the overall economy. Importantly, the report also explores the challenges of connecting highly-skilled military veterans with positions in the solar industry that match their abilities.
Because of the scope of this challenge, this report is meant to be an introductory look that warrants further data collection and analysis. Read the report below for more details and future steps to expand opportunities for veterans in solar energy.
Original Article: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/vets/
The Green Veterans Network
Veterans can enter the renewable energy and solar space in many capacities. The Green Empire, through the Heroes Program allows veterans to be at the front seat in the solar revolution and build a financial fortress for around their families.
The Green Veterans Network is a coalition of Veterans spearheading the Nation’s transition to responsible and green energy. For details and briefing , visit vets.thegreenempire.net