Interest in solar energy rising in Dickson, TN
It’s an election year, and talking heads on both sides of the political aisle have championed job creation, and promoted small business growth to stimulate a lagging economy.
Robert Cooper has compiled 40 years of experience in design and construction, including 11 years building theatrical sets at The Renaissance Center in Dickson. He was laid-off a year and a half ago from his position at the fine arts facility.
Cooper has since turned to the solar energy industry as a source of income and employment, applying his talents with design, drawing and construction to use installing solar panels with Nashville-based Sundog Solar.
Cooper and DMA are among a growing list of individuals and businesses increasingly turning to the solar energy industry as a source of employment in a job market that’s recently seen double-digit unemployment rates, and as a hedge against future energy inflation costs.