As part of the mission to reduce global warming Obama administration has announced to cut down the greenhouse gasses up to 28 percent below 2005 levels within a decade and solar energy will be used to support the mission.
During a visit to Utah’s Hill Air Force Base on Friday, President Obama will launch a new initiative to expand nation’s solar industry workforce.
The Energy Department will train 75,000 people and includes veterans to enter the solar workforce by 2020.
Last April 2014, their goal was to train 50,000 solar works by 2020, but the goal is increased by 25,000.
Whitehouse said it has trained 30,000 students in the last five years.
Dan Utech, deputy special assistant to the president for energy and climate change, told reporters the initiative reflects the conviction of the president that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.”
The Obama administration will increase the skilled workers but the size of the solar industry workforce will not be increased said Andrea Luecke, president and executive director of the Solar Foundation.
She said, “We’re experiencing difficulty finding more skilled and qualified workers to install and do design work required.”
Solar Ready Vets aims to train women and servicemen to how to install solar panels, connecting solar projects to the electric power grid. 10 military bases across US is the place where training will be given.
The programs will encourage people to join solar workforce but to make the mission really work then the demand for the solar power should increase.