Solar Ready Vets

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Energy Department announced five additional military bases will join Solar Ready Vets, a solar jobs training program that prepares service members for careers in the solar industry when they leave active duty. The Department is also awarding $10 million to 10 new projects through its Solar Training and Education for Professionals… Keep reading →

Taking Solar Training For Veterans To A New Level In 2016

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In 2015, the Energy Department’s Solar Ready Vets program trained more than 150 American armed forces veterans to enter the solar workforce. I’m pleased to report that every single one received a job offer upon graduating. THIS IS JUST THE START. President Obama formally launched Solar Ready Vets in April. Since then, transitioning service members have trained at Camp… Keep reading →

Honoring Our Veterans Through Jobs In Solar Energy


On Veterans Day, we honor the more than 21 million living American veterans. Here at the Department of Energy, we are honored to have the opportunity to express our gratitude to veterans of previous wars, welcome home those who have recently served, and thank the future veterans who still stand sentry for our nation. To… Keep reading →

President Obama Visits Largest Photovoltaic Plant In U.S. In Nevada

Since President Obama took office in 2009, U.S. solar energy capacity has grown more than twenty-fold. And solar stands to grow even more — with renewable energy capacity in the U.S. slated to reach as much as 28 percent by 2030. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, announced earlier this year, is an… Keep reading →

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During the next five years, 200,000 service members will transition from active duty military to civilian life. They will need jobs. The solar industry is booming and needs skilled workers. The math is simple. The recently announced Solar Ready Vets program aims to help transitioning service members pursue training in the solar industry, which is… Keep reading →

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  At the Department of Energy, we believe that our commitment to our service members and their families does not end when their military career does. For many veterans, the transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, especially when it comes to translating their previous skills into a new career. These women and… Keep reading →

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The transition from military service into the civilian workforce can be a vulnerable moment. Many veterans indicate that finding a job is one of the greatest challenges they face in their return to civilian life, and one aspect of that challenge is translating military skills and experience in a marketable way for civilian employers. At… Keep reading →