Service to Solar

Veterans in the American Solar Workforce

About 20,000 veterans are employed in the US solar industry, making up approximately 9% of the solar workforce, compared to 6% veteran employment of the overall economy. On rooftops, in the field, in offices and labs across the country, military service members and veterans apply diverse technical and leadership skills to power the solar industry every day. These roles span manufacturing, engineering, project development, installation, operations, business development, communications, and much more.

Below you will find the stories of some of these veterans and learn about their career paths in the solar industry.

Heather Takle

President and CEO, PowerOptions
Boston, MA

Will Thompson

Co-founder, Nexamp
Boston, MA

Will Carleton

General Manager, DG & Community Solar, Clearway Energy Group
Phoenix, AZ

Ken Young

Chief Operating Officer, APEX Clean Energy
Charlottesville, VA

Evan Weaver

Project Manager, Norwich Solar Technologies
White River Junction, VT

Gregory Smith

Technical Training Manager, Sonnen Inc.
Sacramento, CA

Seth Mansur

Regional Sales Manager, Genie Solar Energy
Sturbridge, MA

Logan Rozanski

Business Intelligence Developer, SunPower
Austin, TX

Carlos Alberto Velázquez López

Program Director, IREC
San Juan, PR

Edward Zinthefer

President and Owner, Arch Electric
Milwaukee, WI

Eric Schmidt

Solar Roof Consultant, Frank J. Tucek & Sons, Inc.
New York, NY

Eric Jefferson

CEO, HyghViz Safety Professionals, LLC
Rocky Mount, NC

Timothy J. Harris

Founder, HyghViz Safety Professionals, LLC
Rocky Mount, NC

Chadd Breit

Apprentice Electrician and Field Operations, Arch Electric
Milwaukee, WI

Pete Marsh

Founder and Owner, Vector Green Power and Materials LLC
Long Beach, CA

Tim Perry

Director of Information Technology, SEIA
Washington, DC

Timothy Marvich

Vice President of Distributed Energy Resources, Apex Clean Energy
Charlottesville, VA

Jeff Hammond

Director of Project Development, Apex Clean Energy
Charlottesville, VA

Riley Strohmenger

Solar Installer, Arch Electric
Milwaukee, WI

Lynn Clifford Morris II

Service Manager, Solar Maid
Carnegie, PA

Eric Langum

Solar Installer, Arch Electric
Milwaukee, WI

Daniel Shiley

Project Manager, Arch Electric
Milwaukee, WI

David Quattro

President, Quattro Solar
Novato, CA