Solar September

Solar September 2017


Thank you to everyone who joined us for Solar September – as presenter or participant. It was an exciting and content-rich time, designed to help workforce boards build new connections with the rapidly growing solar industry.

The Solar September campaign provided information to help workforce development boards support the solar industry in their areas. The campaign informed workforce development boards about opportunities to engage with solar employers and place job seekers into training programs that lead to careers in solar energy.

Why Solar?

There are more than 260,000 workers employed by solar, and last year 1 out of every 50 new jobs created in the U.S. was a solar job. The Solar Training Network is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, and is designed to meet the workforce needs of the solar industry through solar training and strategic employment partnerships. NAWB is a key partner in this effort to train 75,000 people for careers in solar by 2020.

SolarTrainingUSA.org has been developed as a connection hub for solar job seekers, solar companies looking for new hires, solar training providers, and workforce development boards. We encourage workforce boards to go there now and register on the site to begin the process of connecting with solar employers, trainers, and job seekers.

Solar September Events

In case you missed any of the activities, you can access recaps here on the Solar September website:

Follow-Up Activities

Solar September may be over, but there are still opportunities for you to become involved in solar workforce development.