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For the first time, the significant contributions of military veterans to the solar industry have been documented in a joint report from The Solar Foundation and Operation Free, Veterans in Solar: Securing America’s Energy Future. The brief report shows that the U.S. solar industry employs 13,192 veterans of the armed forces, a figure which represents 9.2% of all solar workers in the nation, exceeding the percentage of veteran employment in the overall economy. Importantly, the report also explores the challenges of connecting highly-skilled military veterans with positions in the solar industry that match their abilities. Read the report for more details and future steps to expand opportunities for veterans in solar energy, and visit VetsinSolar.org for future updates.