Solar Industry

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

Cities With the Most Potential for Solar Growth

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Tue, 2017-12-12 12:14
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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.  Read more: Cities With the Most Potential for Solar Growth »

Governments Take the Lead on Solar Energy

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:27
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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.  Read more: Governments Take the Lead on Solar Energy »

MidNite Solar Becomes a Solar Training Partner

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Fri, 2018-04-20 09:33
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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.  Read more: MidNite Solar Becomes a Solar Training Partner »

Overview of Solar Jobs and Qualifications

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Thu, 2017-11-09 14:33
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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.  Read more: Overview of Solar Jobs and Qualifications »

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

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Fri, 2018-04-20 12:50
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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.  Read more: Solar Growth in 2016 and What It Means for the Job Industry »

Utah Solar Installer Requirements

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Fri, 2018-04-20 11:50
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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.  Read more: Utah Solar Installer Requirements »