Job Training Program

We believe installing solar offers more than emission-free power production and monetary savings for the municipality. Chart House Energy uses solar to improve communities, one job at a time. We use solar to provide lasting impact job creation that leads to permanent jobs. As part of our project development, we hire local un- or under-employed people and train them to be solar installers. Once the projects are complete, we help them get jobs in solar or other construction jobs.

Our model pre-qualifies workers and acclimates them to general construction jobs. By mirroring classroom training, we help trainees apply classroom knowledge on actual solar installations. The trainees learn faster and gain a thorough understanding of the whole process by the end of the first project.

Training residents for living-wage jobs in the growing solar industry and working with local businesses and non-profits to keep them employed is the best solar can do for communities.

Watch how Chart House Energy partnered with the City of Ypsilanti and SolarYpsi to enter the Department of Energy’s Solar In Your Community Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to bring solar energy to low-to-moderate income communities but Rob Rafson and his team take it a step further by developing a program that brings high paying solar jobs to low-income residents of economically distressed communities.