A career change is often a frightening thing to contemplate, maybe especially so when you’re in your 50s. But for Jeff Miller of Columbus, Ohio, age 54 was the perfect time to hop into solar. In his words, he had finally found his people.


Miller’s winding path to solar started in the ’80s while a mechanical engineering student at Purdue University. Not so sure about the engineering thing after graduation, he used his success in extracurriculars to garner a spot on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. Miller toured the country for three years, and, on his days off from bowling, took advantage of nearby national parks and found a taste for environmentalism.