The U.S. economy has experienced a great deal of turmoil in recent years, with many Americans spending months or even years on unemployment while competing for fewer jobs in a contracting marketplace. Green energy, however, has given many individuals a second chance to make a living.
Three members of the Starr family lost their jobs at a window and door manufacturing plant in 2008, according to a recent article from Suntech Power. The mother, father and son, all qualified employees in the manufacturing business, have found work in a local solar plant.
“Solar is still in its infancy as far as the world is concerned,” Mike Starr told Suntech. “It’s a huge growth industry that’s making a tangible impact on a better future.”
The solar industry remains largely untapped in terms of an employment options. One common misconception is that the industry only provides career opportunities for those with an engineering or technical background, yet the industry has a number of positions for individuals with marketing, sales and IT backgrounds as well. However, because most solar manufacturers are still largely "under the radar," searching for job postings may take a little more effort than traditional job offerings. However, this may also mean less competition for job seekers, and so can provide a great opportunity for those willing to look.