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This article focuses on the large advancement solar energy made in 2014 in becoming a serious rival to fossil fuels via a series of financing options that brought solar energy to the average investor. This report will provide instructors with information about and discussion topics for solar based studies and the financing of sustainable energy.
Review this website for important news and events information in the solar industry. Use it to update information in your curriculum.
Solar Instructor Training Network, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a network of regional resource and training providers offering resources to select educational institutions in their regions. Resources include train-the-trainer workshops and, in many cases, training equipment and tools for instructors. As a network, the regional providers collaborate to develop curricula, identify career pathways, share labor market data, and resolve issues related to solar training and workforce development.
The Solar Living Institute offers collaborative, customized or turnkey curricula for colleges and training organizations including online and hands-on options in Solar PV Economics and Finance, and PV System Design & Installation. Curriculum is Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ) accredited and developed to address North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) task analyses. Train the Trainers opportunities are also available.
This grass roots organization advocates for the implementation and use of solar energy technologies. You can sign up for policy alerts to use in your courses, student life activities, and sustainability committee.
A resource database, calendar of events and trainings, and access to “Ask the Expert” services and technical assistance offerings are all part of the SunShot Initiative’s ongoing efforts to provide timely and actionable information to local governments interested in solar energy adoption.
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of projects. Offering both loan guarantees and grants, the REAP program helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems such as solar panels or anaerobic digesters, make energy efficiency improvements such as installing irrigation pumps or replacing ventilation systems, and conduct energy audits and feasibility studies.
The Solar Foundation (TSF) is working to demonstrate the global benefits of solar energy through research and education. They are increasing the widespread adoption of solar energy and transforming the marketplace through coordinated public education & outreach efforts, high-level data collection, and innovative research. TSF is the charitable research and education arm of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Incorporate training material from the Clean Energy Solutions Center into your classroom instruction with webinars on various clean energy policy topics.
U.S. Solar Market Insight Reports identify and analyze trends in U.S. solar demand, manufacturing, and pricing by state and market segment. This analysis is also used to forecast demand over the next five years, providing an invaluable decision making tool for installers, suppliers, investors, policymakers and advocates.
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