Obama’s Plan: G.I. Joe Working In Your Home!

Despite the emergence of large companies like SolarCity (SCTY) and SunPower (SPWR), most solar employers are smaller businesses with limited budgets and training programs.

So yes… in a perfect world, a massive government training program wouldn’t be necessary. But given that solar installation is one of the few bright spots for small U.S. businesses these days, it’s a legitimate investment.

Besides, most of the money that will be spent on such training has already been committed. And more importantly, it aims to get veterans back into work after they return from duty.

The funding for veterans’ training comes from a combination of grants to community colleges and the existing GI Bill. In addition, many active service members coming to the end of their commitments will have an opportunity to receive solar training right on their military bases.

Why Your Solar Future Could Come Sooner Than You Think

With or without government subsidies to companies, homeowners, or employees, we believe solar is an important part of the world’s energy future.

The development of more advanced solar panels, plus affordable, reliable, and safe household batteries means solar installation is becoming a more viable option for more people. Indeed, it’s getting as easy for consumers to cut the cord from their local electric utility as it was from wired phone providers.

And with overall costs declining, the switch to solar may come sooner than many people think, particularly those who live in sunnier climates. When it does, you may be thanking a motivated, disciplined, and technically savvy crew of veterans. Not only for their service to the country, but for cutting your power bill, too!

To living and investing in the future,

Greg Miller

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Ferdinand E. Banks 6 years ago Contributor's comment

Nothing sounds goofier to me than hearing that veterans are going to be taken care of by Mr Obama. All I need to hear now is that George W. Bush is joining the team. Then I'll forget about 16 lost years with Bush and Obama in the command slots, and walk into some recruiting office and offer my services...for the third time..

Did the author of this article really say "...cut the cord from their local Electric utility". And could we get a definition of the "sunny climates" that he is thinking of, because my Power bill is probably going up because of the nuttiness in Germany where solar and wind are scheduled to replace nuclear, which they cannot do, and the Power load in that country will be carried by imports of electricity and coal, to include imports from Sweden.