Solar Industry

These blog posts evaluate the successes and challenges of the solar industry.

Cities With the Most Potential for Solar Growth

Tue, 2017-12-12 11:12

According to the Energy Information Administration, solar energy is growing fast – as much as a 75% increase in utility-scale solar panel installations from 2007 on. When it comes to making big strides in the solar industry, utility-scale is where it’s at, which is consistently and steadily on the rise, simply by installing more panels per capita and making a greater impact.

Governments Take the Lead on Solar Energy

Thu, 2017-10-19 14:41

Affecting widespread change in behavior often hinges on government support. Within the solar energy industry, some of the best examples of progress have been tied to government initiatives – federal, state, and local.

MidNite Solar Becomes a Solar Training Partner

Tue, 2017-08-29 11:10

Last Updated: 2017-12-27 03:56

MidNite Solar, a leading manufacturer of alternative energy products, has joined the 2017 Solar Training Partners program managed by Everblue Training Institute. This partnership highlights the collaboration and support between solar training providers and solar product manufacturers and will help to further the success of the solar installation industry as a whole.

Overview of Solar Jobs and Qualifications

Tue, 2017-07-25 09:08

What Degrees and Training Are Most Valuable for a Career in Solar?

Solar energy is one of the most exciting up-and-coming industries. The demand for clean energy and the promise of a sustainable future means that job seekers with the requisite training can find security and success in this field. And we’ve only scratched the surface with the amount of solar installed all over the world; there is a great deal of potential for expansion that will lead to even more opportunities.

Solar Growth in 2016 and What It Means for the Job Industry

Thu, 2016-04-21 08:19

Now more than ever, going solar is smart. It’s no longer just a smart choice for eco-conscious homeowners; it’s also a smart choice for financially savvy folks who have caught onto the trend and recognize that it’s a viable source of alternative energy.

If you're looking to learn more about the employment outlook for solar contractors, visit our Getting Started With Solar series.

Utah Solar Installer Requirements

Thu, 2016-02-18 14:11

Last Updated: 2018-01-05 10:07

First, let’s understand what is meant by “solar installer requirements.” Solar installations are commonly regulated at the state, county, and utility levels. As with many professional occupations, such as architecture and engineering, solar installers may need to be licensed in the state in which they are providing their services.

If you want to begin learning about solar energy, visit our Introduction to Solar series.

Why Renewable Energy Will Win Out Over Coal and Oil

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:48

Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, coal and oil dominated the energy landscape in America. Unfortunately for us, fossil fuels are finite resources that come with a laundry list of nasty consequences when we extract them from the Earth and burn them. It would seem that for these reasons alone, the shift to renewable energy sources would be welcome.

Solar Investing Goes Mobile and Global

Wed, 2014-01-22 08:58

This summer I covered an innovative company out of California that is helping to bring more solar to more people through the first online investment platform for clean energy. Mosaic continues to make its mark on the solar industry and is about to take another giant step forward with its solar crowdfunding concept

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American Brands Strengthen With Solar

Wed, 2013-10-23 09:55

It has been said that sustainability and innovation go hand in hand - the pursuit of one typically leads to the other. As evidence of this, the recently released Solar Means Business Report from Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Vote Solar Initiative (Vote Solar) shows that companies across America are going green with solar and benefiting beyond the bottom line.

Takeaways from the SEIA Press Hangout

Tue, 2013-10-22 09:06

Last Tuesday, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) hosted a Google+ Press Hangout to discuss the launch of the second annual Solar Means Business Report put together by SEIA and the Vote Solar Initiative (Vote Solar). Together they have identified major commercial solar projects in the U.S. and have ranked America’s top corporate solar customers.