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Kudos to Southwest Virginia: Eight counties achieve SolSmart designation to encourage local solar energy market

July 25, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Eight Southwest Virginia communities have achieved designation under the national SolSmart program for encouraging the growth of local solar energy markets, at a time when several major solar installations on schools, businesses, and community centers are poised to begin across the region. These communities were each awarded a SolSmart designationRead More

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Diversity in solar update: Two reports highlight the importance of multi-cultural job training

July 8, 2019 at 11:58 am 1 comment

Solar industry leaders have made diversity and inclusion top objectives. Two unrelated reports make the case that job training is an important factor in achieving this goal while increasing the overall pool of qualified workers in the industry. Report shows struggles in staffing the Pacific Northwest Solar companies in OregonRead More

Soft cost reduction on the way? NREL developing automated solar permitting software

Soft cost reduction on the way? NREL developing automated solar permitting software

July 1, 2019 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) tell us they are teaming with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), among other national residential solar companies and nonprofits, to develop new automated permit software for distributed solar and storage. If all goes according to plan, this could beRead More

Solar jobs: Chicago, Miami, Seattle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul among big gainers in 2018

Solar jobs: Chicago, Miami, Seattle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul among big gainers in 2018

March 20, 2019 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Foundation has updated its map on the number of solar jobs in every state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, revealing how solar energy is supporting local economies nationwide. The interactive map includes previously unreleased data on solar jobs by metropolitan statistical area (MSA), county, and federal andRead More

Solar Builder shoutout to Melanie Santiago-Mosier for her commitment to diversity in solar

Solar Builder shoutout to Melanie Santiago-Mosier for her commitment to diversity in solar

December 5, 2018 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Melanie Santiago-Mosier is someone you should know about. She is the Vote Solar Access & Equity Director and was awarded the competitive Advocacy Award during the 7th annual U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium, a distinct award that recognizes Santiago-Mosier for her impact advancingRead More

Puerto Rico rebuild: Solar, efficiency projects underway at San Juan’s largest market

Puerto Rico rebuild: Solar, efficiency projects underway at San Juan’s largest market

November 14, 2018 at 8:53 am 1 comment

Solar installation and energy efficiency upgrades at the Plaza del Mercado de Río Piedras in San Juan, Puerto Rico, are underway, according to officials from The Solar Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and the municipality of San Juan. The Plaza del Mercado de Río Piedras in San Juan is the largestRead More

Solar Foundation awarded $2 million to fund solar apprenticeships for military veterans

Solar Foundation awarded $2 million to fund solar apprenticeships for military veterans

October 25, 2018 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) selected The Solar Foundation to receive a $2 million award to support its efforts in building an advanced and highly qualified solar workforce. The standout feature of this new program is its support of solar industry apprenticeships for hundreds ofRead More

Here’s how 200 local governments have made it easier to go solar

Here’s how 200 local governments have made it easier to go solar

May 1, 2018 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was designated as SolSmart Gold, marking the 200th local government nationwide to be recognized under the SolSmart program, which provides no-cost technical assistance to help communities make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies OfficeRead More

Solar jobs map update: 29 states see solar jobs increase, despite nationwide decline

Solar jobs map update: 29 states see solar jobs increase, despite nationwide decline

March 28, 2018 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Foundation today released an updated map on the number of solar jobs in every state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, revealing the geographic distribution of America’s 250,271 solar jobs. The interactive map can be viewed at SolarStates.org. The new solar jobs map is a follow up toRead More

Solar Saves Lives campaign launches to power Puerto Rico’s critical energy infrastructure

Solar Saves Lives campaign launches to power Puerto Rico’s critical energy infrastructure

November 9, 2017 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Foundation is partnering with the Clinton Foundation, major humanitarian organizations, and a wide range of solar energy companies to mount an industry-wide relief effort to help restore electricity in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The new effort, Solar Saves Lives, will organize deliveries of solar andRead More