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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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The Solar Foundation

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 […]

January 3, 2012

Solar Nation from the American Solar Energy Society

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.

Best Practices Documents for Solar Instructor Training

The Best Practices documents, a compendium of national curriculum models of solar training, education and workforce development curriculum from The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC), are available to help instructors enhance the quality of their existing solar education and training programs.

June 7, 2012

North Carolina Solar Center

The North Carolina Solar Center, at N.C. State University, advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies. The N.C. Solar Center serves as a resource for innovative, clean energy technologies through demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. It also administers the Database of Incentives for […]

June 15, 2012

U.S. Solar Market Insight Report

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.

June 27, 2012

Solar Energy Resource Center

SunShot, through the Solar Energy Resource Center, maintains a collection of resources on solar technologies and best practices to implement solar, both at the local level and with large-scale deployment. Resources include articles, case studies, fact sheets, how-to guides, model rules and ordinances, presentations, sample government documents, technical reports, tools, and webinars that can assist […]

July 18, 2012

Workforce Trends & Needs in Green Sectors

*NOTE*  Because of the way this website is set up, there is no direct link to this report.  The link above takes you to a search bar and you must type “Workforce Trends & Needs in Green Sectors” into the bar to find the report. Presented at the CCCAOE Fall 2011 Conference, this presentation incorporates […]

August 17, 2012

The SunShot Initiative

This initiative, by the United States Government, was implemented to reduce the cost of solar energy for all Americans, by making it cost competitive with other energy sources, without subsidies. On this page you will find links to studies and reports, as well as information about the current progress and goals of the initiative.  This […]

October 25, 2012

Financing the Next Generation of Solar Workers: An Exploration of Workforce Training Program Sustain

Recognizing that much of the public funding for solar training programs has already expired – despite a profusion of studies pointing to increased worker demand – The Solar Foundation, along with SolarTech and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), collaborated on this paper to introduce a number of possible funding mechanisms designed […]

November 2, 2012

NABCEP: Photovoltaic Installer Resource Guide

This publication was written for NABCEP by industry leading subject matter experts and teachers, Bill Brooks and Jim Dunlop. It follows the NABCEP Solar Heating Job Task Analysis and is a useful tool for candidates preparing for both the NABCEP PV Entry Level and the NABCEP PV Installer Certification exams. It is also intended for […]

November 27, 2012

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