Amicus Solar announced Thursday that it has received US$358,000 from the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its SunShot Initiative — designed to fund a new cooperative that will serve the PV operations and maintenance (O&M) sector in the US.
In this week's Movers & Shakers segment, PV Tech examines new US solar employment initiatives, new up-and-coming technology and industry policy debates as well as career moves by influential individuals.
‘Solar Ready Vets’ is the US Department of Energy’s answer to the urgent demand in solar for highly-trained workers; pairing skilled military veterans with civilian job training in an industry eager to recruit. PV Tech spoke with graduate Logan Rozanski.
The need for solar to find new ways of staying competitive in the US is increasing as a the pace of hardware cost reductions slows. Ben Willis looks at efforts going on to tackle some of the persistently high soft costs involved in US solar development