Two photos of people working on solar panels and text advertising a webinar on Solar Workforce on August 19, 2021, at 1 pm ET

This webinar was held on August 19, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET and focused on current research and future priorities of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) for building a diverse and well-supported solar industry workforce. SETO Deputy Director Garrett Nilsen gave an update on the latest office activities and a panel of external experts discussed solar workforce development.

Webinar topics included:

Guest Speakers:

  • Rob Wallace, CEO of Power52 Energy Solutions
  • Elbert Walters III, Executive Director of Powering Chicago
  • Chris Perron, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction at Nexamp

Presentation Slides

Webinar Video: The Next-Generation Solar Workforce

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In Philadelphia, The Bright Solar Futures program, funded by DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, is educating high school students and other young adults to get them started in photovoltaic careers.
U.S. Department of Energy