Posted by Rosana Francescato
What’s the main qualification for a job in solar? You must enjoy change. That was the consensus at the recent Women in Cleantech and Sustainability meetup “Getting a Job in Solar … and Keeping It!” A full house of WCS members at the SolarCity office had a lively discussion with the excellent panelists from a range of solar areas: Christie Cruzand Raya Zion of SolarCity, Acenia Farrand of Qbotix, and Melissa Zucker of Solaria. The panel was organized and moderated by WCS Founder and Chairwoman, Lisa Ann Pinkerton.
A look at the solar industry
As we listened to the panelists and got a chance to ask lots of questions, a few nuggets emerged:
Whether you’re looking to break into the industry, keep your job, or find a new job, a few qualities are essential for success in solar:
Wondering where the industry will be in 5, 10, or 15 years? As one panelist pointed out, if you need that level of predictability, then solar may not be the industry for you. But if you can handle it, you can rest assured that in solar, you’ll never be bored.
Posted by LisaAnn
This Women in the Spotlight video features Joyce Ferris, Founder and Managing Partner,Blue Hill Partners, an investment firm with a focus in green technology. She was recently featured in our Top 20 Women Cleantech Investors article. Joyce talks with WCS Founder Lisa Ann Pinkerton about how she got started as an investor, new models she is building in the space and offers advice for women looking to become investors someday.
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