SunSpec aims to help Veterans transition to clean energy jobs

SunSpec, the leading organization developing standards in the Solar industry, has launched an initiative aiming to train folks for jobs in the distributed energy resource (DER) sphere. Thanks to the decreasing cost of renewable energy systems, DER’s installation is apparently still increasing. Thanks to Internet-of-Things technology, renewable energy systems are…

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Solar Impulse makes history as the first around-the-world solar-electric airplane flight, 40,000+ km with no fuel

Bertrand Piccard today finished the first around-the-world flight with a solar-electric airplane, the Solar Impulse 2 (a.k.a. HB-SIB).  That’s over 40,000 kilometers flown, leaving Abu Dhabi in March 2015 and returning to their starting point today, July 25, 2016.  This flight, as did several other Solar Impulse flights, demonstrated this…

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Solar Photovoltaic system installers

The actual work of installing photovoltaic solar electric systems is essentially a construction job.  The work involves assembling racking systems, installing the equipment on rooftops or other infrastructure, assembling electrical wiring, verifying the wiring works, and connecting it to the grid. Once you get past the unique bits – assembling…

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