An initiative of the National Council for Workforce Education, the Sustainability Education and Economic Development Center (SEED) supports community colleges and their partners with curriculum and resources to transform educational programs for a sustainable future.

U.S. Department of Energy: Solar Energy Technologies Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), a part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), accelerates the advancement and deployment of solar technology in support of an equitable transition to a decarbonized economy no later than 2050, starting with a decarbonized power sector by 2035. To support this mission, SETO works to:

Drive innovation in technology and soft cost reduction to make solar affordable and accessible for all Americans;
Enable solar to support the reliability, resilience, and security of the grid; and
Create a sustainable industry that supports job growth, manufacturing, and the circular economy in a wide range of applications.

SETO’s site contains information on funding opportunities, educational resources on solar technology suitable for multiple audiences, and information on areas of research.

April 1, 2023