The Solar Foundation leads
The Solar Ready Vets Fellowship Program and SOAR Initiative.
Through original research, resources, and capacity building initiatives, The Solar Foundation provides industry leadership and technical assistance to strengthen solar markets, and support a skilled, diverse workforce as the solar industry continues to lead job growth in the American energy sector.
The Solar Training Network
produced original industry workforce development research and resources, facilitated nationwide solar career connections, and advanced solar career pathways within public workforce development networks. STN laid groundwork for a stronger, better qualified, and more diverse solar workforce.
Solar Ready Vets
The original SRV program was launched in 2016 to connect transitioning veterans to the growing solar energy industry. This pilot established partnerships between community colleges and ten military bases to provide transitioning military personnel with solar PV installation coursework and career pathways.