Last Friday, President Obama announced the expansion to a previous solar industry training plan.The U.S. government plans to help train 75,000 people to enter the solar workforce by 2020, including a number of veterans. Ultimately, the SunShot Initiative has a goal for solar energy to reach price parity with conventional power sources in five years.

The solar power industry created 31,000 new jobs last year, a growth rate that was 20 times the national average, according to the fifth installment of the Solar Jobs Census, released earlier this year. Since the first Solar Jobs Census in 2010, solar industry employment has grown by 86%. There are now more than 705,000 jobs related to the solar power industry.

There is no doubt, solar Power is beneficial to our environment, our workforce, and our economy. Do your part in keeping America strong and energy independent. Go solar today!