We thank you for your service to our country. Your experience, in combination with the right training, could make you a uniquely qualified candidate for jobs in the rapidly expanding clean energy industry. Use the links on this page to explore career opportunities and training programs in solar energy and learn how your skills can translate directly to these jobs.

Military to Civilian skills translator

IREC Solar Career Map

Start with the IREC Solar Career Map to explore more than 40 jobs across four industry sectors. These featured jobs represent only a fraction of the diverse opportunities in this growing industry. Solar is more than just installing panels on roofs. From manufacturing through operations and system maintenance, your background as a technician, engineer, or platoon leader could serve you well here. View the jobs to see the median pay, education and training level, and preferred credentials. Check out the map on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Hear it from a Peer

What types of jobs are in the solar industry? How do people get into solar careers? What sorts of skills matter most in solar? What kind of training will help me in solar? Why solar? Hear more from people like you by watching brief videos like the one to the right.

Find High-Quality Solar Training

The Solar Career Map highlights skills and credentials necessary to succeed at a number of solar careers. To build on your experience and obtain solar specific skills, find a training provider in your area in this comprehensive list of nationwide training providers.

Inventory your Skills

Your military skills transfer directly to civilian jobs, particularly those in solar power. Use the Career One Stop Military to Civilian Occupation Translator to inventory your skills and prepare your resume. Make careful note of skills that match your preferred job found in the solar career map. Your skills along with industry-specific training and credentials can prepare you for your next career move.

Find Jobs

Visit the Solar Energy Industries Association active job board.


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