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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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NABCEP: Solar Heating Installer Resource Guide

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

November 27, 2012

Solar Outreach Partnership

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.

June 13, 2013

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

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 […]

March 22, 2014

Solar Industry Magazine

Review this website for important news and events information in the solar industry. Use it to update information in your curriculum.

July 27, 2014

Fact Sheet: Advancing Clean Energy Research and Development in the President’s FY 2017 Budget

This 2017 fact sheet presents a comprehensive list of US government actions and countrywide efforts to promote solar power and other energy efficiency accomplishments. This resource will provide instructors and students with information on what the government has recently accomplished to encourage solar deployment and numerous other energy-saving endeavors across the nation.

December 3, 2014

Renewable on the Rise: A West African Energy Transformation

 Globalize your curricular materials with this report on West Africa’s intent to bring an end to energy poverty while addressing the needs of it’s people and utilizing sustainable development in acknowledgment of the world’s urgent need for a low-carbon future. For high resolution graphics to use in lectures and for more reading materials on the […]

Training Webinars offered by the Clean Energy Solutions Center

 Incorporate training material from the Clean Energy Solutions Center into your classroom instruction with webinars on various clean energy policy topics.

December 24, 2014

Lighting Africa

Lighting Africa aims to open markets for the development of “green” off-grid lighting products in sub-Saharan Africa.  Utilize this resource in the formulation of curricular material on solar and sustainable energy practices in developing areas of the world.

Solar in 2014: It was a very good year

This 2014 article focuses on the large advancement solar energy made throughout the year 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 […]

Campus and Course Conversations

These activities can be used by faculty as course assignments and by staff as campus or community activities. They will increase skills for civil discourse, reducing political polarization and stalemate, while increasing understanding of energy efficiency and renewable energies via a civic engagement opportunity. Students will discuss the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy […]

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