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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.


How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

For more than 50 years, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society has been leading the renewable energy revolution. Through their various programs and resources they are increasing the use of solar energy across the U.S.

September 8, 2010

Solar Instructor Training Network

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 […]

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar PV Installer Certificate

The NABCEP PV installer certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV installers with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.

Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs) Comprehensive Review of Solar Access Law

This overview summarizes a study report from the Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs). The full report documents legal issues for solar access and solar rights. The report provides model statutes for use by state and local governments.

Solar Living Institute

The Solar Living Institute offers courses and other resources in Solar PV and Storage, Solar Finance & Marketing, Green Building, and HVAC. Course curricula are developed to address North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) task analyses and course participants may be signed up to take NABCEP exams through the Institute’s partnership with Heatspring.

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) Certified Solar Roofing Professional (CSRP) certification

The RISE CSRP certification is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs.  Individuals who successfully complete the requirements set out by RISE will receive the RISE Certified Solar Roofing Professional (CSRP) certification.

Renewable Energy Certifications from Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA)

ETA International’s comprehensive Renewable Energy credentialing program is unlike any other green certification provider. ETA offers three career track certification pathways in renewable energy technology — Installer / Integrator / Maintainer.

Best Practices for Community Solar and Wind Generation Projects: Model Program Rules for Communities

This document helps explain how to structure community renewable energies projects that allow for ownership by many people within a community context.  This model has been used successfully in many parts of the country and in other countries.  These materials could be included in courses that explain how to increase sales and/or financing and implementation […]

December 20, 2010

Climate and Energy Resources from Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC)

View a set of reports and other resources that describe the impacts of climate change, environmental changes, and clean energy solutions to these problems.

April 11, 2011

US DOE SunShot Inititiative: Solar Career Map

This solar career map explores an expanding universe of solar-energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the high-quality training necessary to do them well. Developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council in its capacity as the National Administrator of DOE’s Solar Instructor Training Network, the tool is […]

October 24, 2011

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