Got the Power: A Renewable Energy Playlist

Got the Power: A Renewable Energy Playlist

When you're in need of an energy boost, it often can be found in something as simple as a well-curated playlist. And because energy is all around us, it's no surprise that the topic comes up so often in music. The next time you're in the mood for some tunes, consider cranking up the volume on these energy-themed songs perfect for anyone working in the energy field, from linemen and electrical engineering technicians to solar installers and wind turbine technicians.

"I've Got the Power" by Snap! – The song title speaks for itself. Technicians working in the energy industry literally have power at their fingertips.

"High Voltage" by AC/DC – With great power comes great responsibility…to safely work in a high voltage environment. However, that doesn't mean you can't feel like a rock star while doing it.

"Electric Feel" by MGMT – But seriously, be careful. The "electric feel" isn't as enjoyable as MGMT will lead you to believe.

"Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles – It's always reassuring to know that the clouds will eventually part and the sun will return again, both generally speaking and specifically in regards to generating solar power.

"Sun Is Shining" by Bob Marley – Like Bob Marley said, the sun makes you "wanna move your dancing feet," especially when you consider that it could potentially generate enough energy to power 5.4 million American homes.

"Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan – While Bob Dylan wasn't talking about renewable energy in his 1963 song, when it comes to creating sustainable energy sources, it's safe to say "the answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind."

"The Wind" by Zach Brown Band – Any country singer will tell you that sometimes love can let you down, but the power of wind never will.

"Captain Planet" the theme song – Everyone's a sucker for nostalgia, and if you were a child of the ‘90s, you were likely introduced to the importance of sustainability from the cartoon, Captain Planet. No need to put your listening history on "private," either — everyone wanted to be a Planeteer, and, in a way, working in renewable energy allows you to do just that.

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