Contractors Corner: A diverse workforce excels at bringing solar to Los Angeles neighborhoods

By Kelly Pickerel SouthWest Sun Solar’s workforce is one of the most diverse in the country. And that’s helpful, as the solar installer’s territory of mostly Southern California (and parts of Northern California) has an especially ethnically varied customer base. Hieu Nguyen, executive director of SouthWest, said his company’s diversity hiring efforts relates specifically to the communities in which they install.
“I found that minorities have a lack of information related to green energy and need to be more educated,” Nguyen said. “The best way to explain or educate people is by hiring the same language speaker to go in there and explain the

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