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Learn more about the solar energy industry by reading publications such as Home Power (https://homepower.com), Solar Industry (https://solarindustrymag.com), and Solar Today (https://www.ases.org/solartoday). Find information about solar projects, designs, and experiements on https://www.builditsolar.com. Get involved in student programs and competitions to expand your knowledge of solar energy and collaborate with others who share the same interests. For example, the Junior Solar Sprint/Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competition is a contest for the construction and racing of solar- and battery-powered cars. Learn more by visiting https://www.nrel.gov/workingwithus/car-competitions.html. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon is a competition in which students design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, energy-efficient, and attractive, https://www.solardecathlon.gov. Conduct an informational interview with a solar energy professional. Your school's career services office can help you set up an interview.

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