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Solar Energy Installation Managers

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Learn more about solar energy by reading magazines such as Solar Industry (, and Solar Today ( Visit Web sites like Build It Solar ( to find all sorts of links to solar projects, designs, and experiments that you might even be interested in doing yourself. Get involved in student programs and competitions to expand your knowledge of solar energy and collaborate with others who share the same interests. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, which “challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, energy-efficient, and attractive.” Visit for more information. Conduct an informational interview with a solar energy professional. Your school's career services office can help you set up an interview.

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