With nearly 10,000 solar jobs, New York now has one of the top 5 largest solar workforces in the country, according to a new report from The Solar Foundation.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commemorates the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and an activist for non-violent social change who was assassinated in 1968. This national observation of the civil rights leader is a day of service during which people, companies, and organizations are encouraged to give back to their communities. Many SEIA members will be spending today, or other days this week, participating in days of service and engaging with their local communities.
Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) joins more than 150 organizations for the “Day of Understanding” hosted by CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion to address bias and increase understanding in the workplace and beyond.
With a goal of making the solar workforce and solar communities more diverse, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Development Action Coalition (HBCU-CDAC) have begun a new effort to increase recruitment of African-American students into the industry.
Solar energy has made tremendous strides in the past decade as one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. Although solar energy is beneficial to our economy and the environment, the industry still lacks the diversity that can make it an even stronger and more equitable workforce.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced a major funding opportunity of up to $105.5 million to advance solar technologies and improve and expand the solar workforce. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, the President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on this program:
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has officially launched two working groups that will be open to the entire association’s membership.
In a decision that’s certain to help to speed up America’s transition to a clean energy future, President Obama announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) will launch a new initiative to train 75,000 Americans – including military veterans – to enter the solar workforce by 2020.