If gender-diverse companies financially outperform their less inclusive counterparts, then why do women make up only 24% of the solar industry? Why does this discrepancy exist and how can we work to eradicate it? Kaitlin Borstelmann of Portland Oregon Women in Renewables and Elemental Energy (POWER) has a few ideas. We spoke to her about the […]
Launched by the Department of Energy in February 2011, the SunShot Initiative was designed to make solar energy cost-competitive by 2020. In 2010, the cost of one solar watt was $3.80. The SunShot project was attempting to reduce solar costs to $1 per watt or $0.06 per kilowatt-hour, an almost 75% decrease in the 2010 cost. Many perceived […]
This article was written by Wendy Rowland who recently completed a SMOC, MassCEC, and a HeatSpring solar course that provides skill-based training for professionals seeking to enter the renewable energy industry.
One important aspect of formulating a business strategy is the study and analysis of trends. One such trend is the increase of solar loans in […]
Three months and 24 interviews later, HeatSpring and RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Solar Women Summer Series has finally come to a close!
NOW, you can download our FREE Women in Solar Energy Career Guide today.
This free guide is intended to introduce women to career opportunities in the solar industry and help them navigate the lingo of solar professionals.
In this guide, we’ve […]
The Solar Women Summer Series continues! Meet Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson, the young women behind Cycle For Science, a cross-country education initiative and journey.
What is Cycle For Science? Why did you set out on this journey?
Rachel: Cycle for Science is both a journey and a cause. Elizabeth and I decided to bicycle across the country because we wanted an adventure […]