The Recruiter's Outlook

Monthly insights into the latest trends in renewable energy, recruitment, policy and business news.

  • Job Health in the Renewable Energy Sector

    July 1, 2018

    Bag is packed and I’m confirming a few last meetings for my eighth Intersolar North America Conference. Thus, I have the solar employment market on my mind and can’t help but re-think about the module tariff that was intended to bring back US manufacturing jobs, yet, it’s done the opposite. We can now add Tesla […]

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  • Great news for distributed solar and energy storage

    June 1, 2018

    I’m biased because I was born in New Jersey, but GO NEW JERSEY! If you work in renewable energy, you undoubtedly read about the state’s new RPS increase to 50% by 2030. This is obviously going to be great news for distributed solar and energy storage, but New Jersey’s localities have an opportunity to become […]

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  • Solar Racking and Battery Energy Storage Industries

    April 1, 2018

    This month, my focus is set upon two segments of the US job market — solar racking and battery energy storage. Both industries have been instrumental in building the EnergeiaWorks brand and generating revenue for our company. But sometimes I need to counter my typical optimism with a reality check. What is the future state […]

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  • Field Operations Opportunities

    March 1, 2018

    Spring is here (well, in some states) and that means opening the convertible roof of your car and cleaning your house from top to bottom. In our industry that means construction season picks up for solar and wind projects across North America. We’ve already seen an uptick in field operation positions. If you’re thinking about […]

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  • The Influence of the Solar Module Tariff on Projects

    February 1, 2018

    What does this issue mean for recruitment? Added time and cost, for sure. There are a lot of variables in recruitment and this factor adds to the complexity. Find the right person at the right time at the right cost– it’s never as simple as it sounds. One thing you can count on is that […]

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  • Module Pricing in the Solar Industry

    January 1, 2018

    And now we have it. Certainty. The solar industry now has some certainty when it comes to module pricing for the next few years. Obviously adding $.10 per watt isn’t good, but it’s not as bad as it could have been, and it won’t be as catastrophic as some are making it out to be. […]

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