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Qi am a laid-off autoworker
from the Detroit area. i am
heading back to school for
more training and am looking at renewable
energy classes. Since my wife and i are not considering relocation,
can you give me any insight regarding solar industry (or any other
renewable energy industry) employment in this area? i have always
had an interest in this field, and now seems like it might be the right
time to make the move to that industry. any help you can offer would
be much appreciated. — E.R., Detroit
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RE PIONEERS Where they are no W frank kreith | boulder, colo.
Expanded from “SOLAR 2009: A Busy
Success in Buffalo,” page 34 > See a slide
show, watch video interviews and read SOLAR
TODAY’s on-site coverage of the event.
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material, affordable and highly productive
solar energy systems, greater funding for
Priorities for our current research and
policy communities? Sure.
But these were also the renewable energy
goals frank Kreith helped set more than
30 years ago as chief of thermal research
and a senior research fellow at the Solar energy Research institute — known today as the
National Renewable energy Laboratory.
“The goals that we set out in the ’70s,
although they were not accepted by Washington at the time, over the years have turned
out to be exactly what the country needed,”
At 86, Kreith’s still talking about renewable
energy goals, though with college students
now instead of policymakers. Kreith teaches
a popular class on sustainable energy policy at
the university of Colorado at Boulder.
“Gear Up for
Your Solar Career,” page 36 >
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for finding a solar
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“The goals that we set out in
the ’70s, although they were not
accepted by Washington at the time,
over the years have turned out to be
exactly what the country needed.
— FRANK KREI TH
Expanded from “Southern Hospitality,”
page 42 > See a slide show
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“i have fun with the students,” he said.
“They’re my inspiration. The young people,
i think, are very enthusiastic, and they want
to contribute to a sustainable energy future,
but they’re not aware of the cost and implications.”
Kreith recently sat down with SOLAR
TODA Y’s Corey Dahl to talk about his teaching gig, his favorite career accomplishments
and his ideas for boosting renewable energy. Read the full article at solartoday.org/
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