Renewable Energy Sectors
American Wind Energy Association's FAQ
Wind Powering America
Department of Energy's "Wind Power: Economic Development for Rural Communities"
Department of Energy's Analysis on Government Subsidies on Wind Power
US Department of Energy Study: The Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residential Property Values in the United States
Renewable Energy Job Search Tips from Wesleyan Alumni
- It is extremely important to understand the industry in which you are applying for positions.
- Job Seeking should be like a class: spend time researching the industry and specific companies, not just looking for a job.
- Know what's moving the industry. Stay on top of current legislation, policy, media coverage, and popular sentiment that affect the industry.
- Understand the company's business model, not only what they've done, but why they've done it, and their plans for growth.
Research target industry
- Sign up for RSS feeds that captures renewable news (http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/home)
Check out industry organization websites (AWEA/SEIA)
- Attend an industry conference if possible. It is a great networking opportunity.
Don't' be shy
- Call organizations in which you are interested and ask for an informational interview
Be sure to pursue many opportunities with many companies. Shoot far and wide and eventually something will stick!
- Apply for structured, paid internships, but be willing to be flexible
- If the company in which you are interested does not have a formal internship program, ask to work with them on a pro bono basis. With any luck it may potentially lead to a full-time opportunity when you graduate. At the very least, you will have a summer of industry experience that you can use to leverage additional internships and/or full-time opportunities with other renewable companies when you graduate.