Chart House Energy founder says the benefits of hiring and training local workers outweigh the added cost and effort.
Advocates say previous clean energy legislation offered too little, too late to close the solar industry’s diversity gap.
The University of Connecticut is already expanding its newly-launched energy systems training program amid a shortage of energy workers in the state.
States with weaker policies are still seeing clean energy job growth thanks to changes within traditional industries.
The state is preparing to send two teams to a national collegiate wind turbine competition next year.