If you're interested in starting a career in renewable energy, it's important to keep up with what's happening in the industry. A great way to stay in the know is to use Twitter. From clean energy-focused publications, to trade associations, non-profits and research labs, many of the key players in renewable energy have an active presence on the popular microblogging site.
Need a place to start? Here are 10 Twitter accounts you should follow:
American Wind Energy Association: @AWEA
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry. Follow them for insight on the industry, the latest renewable energy news, and daily fun facts about wind power.
Clean Technica: @CleanTechnica
Clean Technica is an online publication that focuses on clean technology in the U.S. and globally. Follow them to keep up with their latest articles on clean tech, including wind energy and solar energy technology.
GreenBiz focuses on renewable energy and sustainability from the business perspective. Follow the publication on Twitter to keep tabs on their reporting of the latest industry news.
GreenTech Media covers business-to-business (B2B) news and provides original market analyses related to clean energy. Follow their Twitter handle to keep an eye on the business side of the industry.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory: @NREL
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is a leader in clean energy innovation in the U.S. and a lot of the stuff they are working on is pretty cool. Follow them for updates on research and renewable energy technology.
Solar Energy Industries Association: @SEIA
The Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry. If the solar industry is your area of interest, you'll want to follow them for the latest news, statistics and reports on solar power.
Solar Foundation: @solarfound
The Solar Foundation is a non-profit foundation focused on increasing understanding of solar energy. Follow them to keep up with their latest research, as well as industry news from the field.
U.S. Department of Energy:@ENERGY
If you're interested in working in renewable energy, it's kind of a no-brainer that you should keep up with the U.S. Department of Energy. They share links to reports and data, updates on policy and initiatives, as well as videos, blogs, and other content about energy production in the U.S.
Utility Dive: @UtilityDive
Utility Dive aggregates news about energy, with strong focuses on solar energy, energy storage, distributed energy and clean energy technology. The publication's Twitter feed is a one-stop-shop for getting a summary of the latest news across the industry.
Wind Energy Foundation: @WindEnergyFDN
The Wind Energy Foundation is a non-profit that aims to bring awareness to the benefits of wind energy. Their feed is chock-full of wind energy industry news links, as well as updates on their research and other efforts.