Renewable Energy Training
Opportunities for Vets and
Displaced Fossil Energy Workers
Te gritty get-your-hands-dirty work of
installing and maintaining wind and solar energy
equipment could put hundreds of thousands
of people to work all over the world.
Transitioning veterans at Camp Pendleton in
California receive hands on experience working
with solar panels in the base’s first Solar Ready
Vets cohort. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy.
JENNIFER RUNYON, Chief Editor
The booming renewable energy industry is not only helping
the world transition away from fossil fuels, it’s also providing
job opportunities for people who are in most need of them.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in May awarded
$10 Million to 10 different
projects through its Solar
Training and Education for
Professionals (STEP) program, which was created to
help meet the solar industry’s growing demand for