President Announces that the U.S. Will Train 75,000 People to Enter the Solar Energy Industry

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President Obama tours Utah airforce base solar pv installation

Solar Energy Industry – ( Solar Thermal Magazine)

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.

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President obama talks about solar jobs for ex soldiers

President obama talks about solar jobs for ex soldiers

 

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 speaks on solar energy jobs

President Obama speaks on solar energy jobs

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.

The Department of Energy will also join with the Pentagon to run the “Solar Ready Vets” program, which prepares veterans to work in the solar industry, at 10 military bases across the country. Those 10 bases will include Hill Air Force Base, California’s Camp Pendleton, Colorado’s Fort Carson and Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia.

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?

About Gordon Smith
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.

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