Solar Energy Industries Association: “Green Collar Job Spotlight: Veteran’s Solar Story” April 16, 2009. Dan’s vision for a solar company started during his tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dan, an Army Captain, was stationed in Kuwait constructing medical facilities. In his spare time, he completed his MBA through an online program at the University of Massachusetts. The program required a final project of writing a business plan; Dan chose to model a solar installation company. Link to Article