The U.S. solar industry is facing a shortfall in funding for solar worker training over the next four years of close to $70 million, suggests Doug Payne, the executive director of the San Jose-based SolarTech, which led the SolarTech Workforce Innovations Collaborative (SWIC). "We anticipate that there will be less and less federal and state funds available for solar job training, so there needs to be recognition in the industry that new business models for solar training need to emerge," he says.