Yesterday, President Obama traveled to the Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City, Utah to discuss his initiative to connect veterans with jobs in the exploding U.S. solar energy industry. The U.S. is not alone in pursuing the economic and environmental benefits of solar power as many countries are also training their work forces and investing in clean energy.
The Depart of Energy has announced that it will set up to train 75,000 people, including veterans to enter the solar workforce by 2020.
President Obama had this to say after touring the solar pv arrays for the base:
We’ve got to be relentless in our work to grow the economy and create good jobs. And that’s why we have to redouble our efforts to make sure that we’re competitive, to make sure that we’re taking the steps that are needed for us to be successful.
If the president of the United States thinks that solar energy is important to the economy and a great bet for employment , who are we to argue?
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.