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One of the best ways to learn more about the solar energy industry is to read solar-related publications. “Careers in Solar Power,” by James Hamilton (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2011, Report 2) is a great resource. It offers information on solar power, educational requirements, career options, and required credentials. It can be accessed at http://www.bls.gov/green/solar_power. Learn more about solar energy by reading magazines such as Home Power (http://homepower.com), Solar Industry (http://www.solarindustrymag.com), and Solar Today (http://solartoday.org). Visit Web sites like Build It Solar (http://www.builditsolar.com) to find all sorts of links to solar projects, designs, and experiments that you might even be interested in doing yourself. You can set up a small solar system at home and see firsthand how it works.

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