Jon Gosselin’s New Gig: Installing Solar Panels

By Daniel P. Tucker
|  Saturday, Feb 19, 2011  |  Updated 11:45 AM CDT
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Jon Gosselin is seen after he exited the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.

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Hollywood D-lister Jon Gosselin has walked off the red carpet, climbed a storage building, and started installing solar panels.

The “Jon and Kate Plus 8” dad and former computer technician is in his home state Pennsylvania these days, working construction for a company called Green Pointe Energy.

In photos published by TMZ, the pudgy reality TV star is seen sitting on the roof of a building in a white hard hat, smoking a cigarette and checking his Blackberry.

Apparently, the 33-year-old Gosselin has always wanted to go green.

In a 2009 episode of the show that made Gosselin “famous,” he and wife Kate had solar panels installed on their home and replaced their lightbulbs with eco-friendly LED bulbs.

The pair also built a picnic table from reclaimed wood.

That same year, Jon and wife Kate split after she learned of his affair with a school teacher.

Gosselin, who had been unemployed for months, first showed he wasn’t flush in April 2010 according to TMZ.

“Jon is selling his BMW to raise cash until he gets a job,” a source told UsMagazine.com at the time. “He's hoping to get $25,000 for it.”

Jon bought the used M3 last year for $30,000.

Selected Reading: TMZ, US Weekly, IMDB

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