U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently helped launch the Solar by Soldiers program, designed to train and employ veterans in clean-energy installation. Brown also marked the completion of the first solar array built by the Solar for Soldiers program at Flannigam's, a restaurant in Dublin, Ohio, which could save more than $230,000 in utility costs over the next 25 years. "Solar for Soldiers partners two of our state's important assets: dedicated veterans and clean energy manufacturers," Brown said. "Ohio can lead the nation in clean-energy manufacturing and utilization, but this will require that our state's skilled workers have the training and resources needed for 21st century jobs." More information on the program is available here.