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Veterans ensuring a bright future for solar industry

The future of renewable energy in this country is in capable hands. The Solar Foundation released a report this week that nearly ten percent of the nation’s solar sector employees are veterans. This report is the first of its kind, and in addition to highlighting the contributions of vets to various U.S. solar projects, it also gives backgrounds on some of these individuals, explaining how they came to work in this field after their service.

The research in this report spans from pay scales to the industry’s outlook on hiring. A staggering 62 percent of solar companies are anticipating more new hires in 2014, with only 2 percent expecting to scale down their operations.

Veterans in Solar Industry by Job Type

Installation 39%
Manufacturing 27%
Sales and Distribution 14%
Project Development 6%
Other 14%

Data courtesy The Solar Foundation.

At Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. we’re lucky to have a few veterans as team members. Their leadership and work ethic inspires the people around them. I can speak for everyone at YourEnergyBlog when I say our department is extremely fortunate to have these individuals around us, inspiring us to do more everyday and making our office a better place to work.

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