New Solar Initiatives Come to Navy Bases

Posted November 6, 2015 at 9:37am

Navy Times reports that “a program that helps veterans find employment in the solar power industry will expand from three bases to 10 in 2016.”  

“The Solar Ready Vets pilot program is part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative. The job training program launched in 2015 at three bases — Camp Pendleton, California; Fort Carson, Colorado; and Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. The program has trained roughly 100 transitioning military service members as solar photovoltaic system installers, inspectors and sales representatives; 40 more are expected to graduate by year’s end.”  

“The new bases that will join the program this fiscal year, and the number of vets who will be trained, are still being determined.”