The SEED Center

Resource Center

Instructions

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.

Overview

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 to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative


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Article: After Hard Year, Promise of Unparalleled Jobs Growth

Despite overall decline, clean energy remains the biggest job creator across America’s energy sector, employing nearly three times as many workers as work in fossil fuel extraction and generation. More Americans still work in clean energy than work as middle and elementary school teachers, bankers, farmers or real estate agents. Median hourly wages for clean energy jobs also are about 25 percent higher than the national median wage, and also pay better than most fossil fuel extraction jobs.

Read the full report on clean jobs in America.


Solar Toolkit for Schools

The resources included in the toolkit are designed to assist schools throughout the process of planning, funding and attaining a solar installation.  In depth materials cover topics such as resources, designing a project roadmap, writing project proposals, publicity templates, educational materials and more.  It can be used by instructors to create a learning project for their classes, while also improving the campus itself.


CREATE (Center For Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education)

CREATE is a valuable source for students and educators as it’s purpose is to advance the field of renewable energy by promoting field-specific educational programs. The organization provides professional development and mentoring for faculty, establishes partnerships between businesses and academic programs, promotes technician careers, and distributes exemplary instructional materials.


National Solar Jobs Census

This resource provides students, and anyone who is looking for a job in the solar industry, with a current report on the employment opportunities and projections for the solar industry across the United States. This website includes an interactive map of solar jobs across America and state by state fact sheets.


Report – Public Support for International Climate Action

This report represents how registered voters in the United States view a variety of policies related to international climate action. It is designed to provide context for President Biden’s Leader’s Summit on Climate in April of 2021. The report is useful for understanding current beliefs and concerns of American voters.


Report – America’s Zero Carbon Action Plan

The Zero Carbon Action Plan (ZCAP) was launched in early 2020 as an action plan for the U.S. to reach the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. it is based on research that explores decarbonizing six key sectors: power, transport, industry, buildings, food and land use, and materials. The report further makes policy recommendations that support the transition of country-wide energy infrastructure transitions to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. It it designed to inform policy-makers, business leaders and civil society across multiple sectors.


Midwest Solar Job Resource Center

This Midwest resource hub for is useful for career advising, and users can explore a marketplace of job options in the solar energy industry. It includes training opportunities, a job board, and resources for career exploration. Those interested in pursuing a career in the solar industry can utilize the resources here to further learn about solar businesses serving the Midwestern United States, apply for jobs and internships, and gain industry certification.


Report – Green Energy Transition Can Create Thousands of Good-Paying Jobs

Research from Princeton University shows that the transition to green energy, necessary to stop the negative effects of climate change, can create thousands of well-paid jobs for Americans. The study indicates that policies that invest in workers and communities and promote equality will not slow the transition to a carbon zero future. Additionally, by increasing the amount of renewable energy produced in the U.S., the domestic economy will receive a boost. Students and those interested in pursuing a career in renewable energies can get insight into the potential future of the renewable energy industry through these findings.


Diversity Best Practices Guide for the Solar Industry

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) created this guide to inform about the best practices regarding diversity in the solar workplace. It provides data on diversity and inclusion in the solar workforce and identifies areas where the industry can improve. This guide is a companion to SEIA and The Solar Foundation’s 2019 Solar Industry Diversity Study


Energy Storage Association

The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the national trade association dedicated to energy storage. Students and educators can find information here about a broad spectrum of energy storage technologies: mechanical, thermal, electrochemical, pumped hydropower, etc. and how they are being used to design a more sustainable energy grid.


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