Why Hire Veterans Green Jobs for Your Solar Services?
Lots of Options
Veterans Green Jobs makes it easier than ever to “go solar” on your home. We offer the option to purchase or lease your solar system, and through our partnership with WJB Energy, we offer financing options that make buying and leasing both easy and affordable. In addition, some residents may qualify for a free solar panel installation based on their income. Learn more about our solar options.
Putting Veterans to Work
Veterans Green Jobs is on a mission to employ military veterans in green job sectors. We hire veterans to install our solar panels, and provide on-the-job training so that veterans can develop new skill sets and increase their employability after they leave our program. By helping veterans successfully transition into the civilian workforce, we aim to decrease the high rates of unemployment that are currently affecting millions of former service members. Our goal is to place 300 veterans into jobs by mid-2013.
Revenue Generation for Our Nonprofit
Veterans Green Jobs is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, and all revenues from our solar services support programs that put veterans to work in a variety of sustainability sectors. These include energy efficiency / conservation; renewable / clean energy; green construction / building; natural resources / conservation; environmental remediation / response; and sustainable agriculture. Read about all Veterans Green Jobs programs and services.
We partner with WJB Energy (part of a family of companies owned by W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital) to provide low-interest loans through the PowerSaver program. W.J. Bradley has been chosen by the Federal Housing Administration to offer PowerSaver loans to homeowners for energy-efficient improvements. Additionally, through a grant with the Colorado Energy Office and the U.S. Department of Energy, we are offering free solar installation services to 40 income-qualified residents in Denver and Jefferson County.
Since 2009, Veterans Green Jobs has provided residential energy efficiency services to an annual average of 1,200 households in Denver, Jefferson and the San Luis Valley through a contract with the Colorado Energy Office. By providing weatherization upgrades to households that wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford these services, Veterans Green Jobs has helped residents lower their utility bills, stay warmer, safer and more comfortable throughout the year, and contribute to a lower carbon footprint.
Through our Veterans Green Force program, we match military veterans with employers and training providers. Read a job placement story about a match between Dan Conerd, a U.S. Army veteran, and Namaste Solar. We also have helped homeowners with our free energy efficiency upgrades. Read a weatherization story about how we transformed a 1902 home with insulation, energy efficient appliances and other improvements.
About Veterans Green Jobs
Veterans Green Jobs is a national nonprofit whose mission is to engage, transition and connect military veterans with meaningful employment opportunities that serve our communities and environment. With programs in eight states, Veterans Green Jobs offers training and hands-on experience, directly employs veterans, offers entrepreneurial opportunities and offers a national job placement model. Learn more about our organization! Join Veterans Green Jobs on Facebook.