A Special Salute to Veterans

Veterans Day serves as a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of our country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  On this special day, we salute all veterans and in particular want to recognize the growing ranks of veterans working in solar.

For the solar industry, which is one of the fastest growing sectors in the U.S., Veterans Day has taken on a special meaning as more and more veterans join the ranks of our rapidly expanding workforce.  With the demand for more highly trained and skilled workers on the rise, the solar industry has embraced and developed training programs for the nearly 190,000 veterans who leave the U.S. military every year.

As a society, we have an imperative to provide real, meaningful and valued careers to those who served. Those of us in solar welcome back veterans with open arms as their skills, passion and determination are a natural fit for the requirements and demands of a surging industry.

The military and solar are really meant for each other; solar workers are highly trained, mission-oriented individuals who can adapt to a variety of conditions and thrive in a team setting. Check out our video highlighting a selection of our team members:


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Kelcy Pegler, Jr. is President of NRG Home Solar, leading one of America’s largest and fastest growing residential solar companies. NRG Home Solar designs, installs and maintains solar systems that help homeowners bring clean, affordable energy directly to their homes as they realize the economic value of their home’s roof. Kelcy came to NRG following the company’s 2014 acquisition of New Jersey-based Roof Diagnostics Solar, Inc. (RDS). As a co-founder of RDS, he helped the firm become one of America’s top 10 companies in residential solar market-share and propel recognition from Inc. magazine as one of the country’s fastest growing companies. He holds a degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2013, he was named to New Jersey’s 40 under 40 by NJBIZ.

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