So now that the turkey has been fully (or more likely only partially devoured) and the dressing stuffed and the cranberry sauce all gobbled up (you see what I did there…), I cannot think of a better time for my first blog entry to allow me to discuss how thankful I am to be working in this wonderful industry.
When I was still in high school, while most of my friends were still thinking about trivial things like getting dates and watching the latest movies and what-not, one thought was always close to my mind. What I wanted to do professionally. Not what I wanted to study for college mind you. Nor what jobs I wanted fresh out of college. But my actual career that I see myself undertaking for the next 10-50 years (dependent on how well my secret get-rich-quick plan works out…)
And my answer was pretty simple. Renewable energy! What better way to harness power and generate energy, than to harness the most powerful never-ending object in our solar system!
Just coming out of college with my brand new spanking degrees, I had the best of fortune to land an internship with Siliken Renewable Energy (a Spanish manufacturer of solar modules in San Diego, now unfortunately out of business). And that began my 5+ and ongoing years in this wonderful solar industry.
I am extremely thankful (and more than grateful) for all the great people I met along with way.
From all the supportive managers I have had the luck to work for, whom always took the time to give guidance to a young fledgling professional - to all the great colleagues and industry business partners that shared a common goal; deliver solar power to the masses, save energy, save on electric bills, save money, and hopefully save the planet in our small little way.
Thank you all! I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving in which to enjoy the company of friends of family, enjoy great foods (and drinks!), and to be thankful for how solar has become such a great resource for so many families!