Workers assemble a pilot solar collector known as a parabolic trough during a testing for the Blythe Solar Power Project in 2010
Neptune Beach, Florida is saving big with solar panels partially funded by the Energy Department. The 140 rooftop panels have resulted in their City Hall having no monthly electricity bill and securing a credit of $176 from their utility for excess power sold back to the grid. Based on the project’s success, the city is exploring opportunities for additional solar installations. Read more about DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program that helped fund this project here: http://go.usa.gov/TUCz. Pictured is the solar being installed late last year.
SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch, pictures on the left, and Blue Green Alliance Executive Director David Foster, center, told reporters on Capitol Hill that the enhanced use of renewable energy sources, such as solar, can create thousands of new green jobs in America.
I’m Roman Broad and this is a photo of me (on the right) and two of our other installers doing a residential PV install in Mililani on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. I work for Sunetric. The best part of working in solar is the positive attitudes that the people I work with have and how happy our customers are when their installations are done and working well.
My name is Chad S. and I work for Sunetric in beautiful Kailua, Hawaii! I love working on in solar energy here in sunny Hawaii. It feels good to help homeowners go solar, and I’m also proud to have trained some of our lead installers. www.sunetric.com
This photograph features Clifford Ho, an engineer at Sandia National Laboratories, who stands below Sandia’s solar heliostat field. The Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA selected Ho as its Asian American Engineer of the Year Award in 2010.
Andre Borschberg, pilot on the Solar Impulse - Around the world in a solar airplane, with SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch
SMA America’s Stephen Witt, Manager of Test Engineering
I love my solar job because I get a chance to contribute to the betterment of the environment through green energy. I’m extremely proud of the fact that there are millions of people who will be positively impacted as a direct result of the products we build. Every day is a new challenge to see how we can better accomplish building the best solar inverters in the world. It’s one that provides a great deal of satisfaction.