The SEED Center

Resource Center


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 to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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Solar Training Network

The Solar Training Network is a new program designed to help meet the workforce needs of the solar industry through solar training and strategic employment partnerships. It will bring together solar training providers, job seekers, and solar employers to strengthen America’s rapidly expanding solar workforce.

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) will work with community colleges, faculty, and students to facilitate new connections that will improve access to solar training, resources, and career opportunities.  Please contact Amanda at for more information.

Read the Solar Training Network Factsheet(pdf).

Benefits of Joining the Solar Training Network:

  • Connection opportunities for training providers, employers, and job seekers
  • Utilize a member-only job seeker-to-employer connection platform
  • Attend solar job fairs and other regional training events
  • Find solar training resources and content
  • Access to a national directory of solar training providers

If you are a solar training provider interested in helping your students find employment after course completion or a solar employer looking for new, trained solar employees, then consider joining the Solar Training Network:

Solar Water Heaters (Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies)

 This guide analyzes challenges and offers recommendations for developing quality infrastructure for solar water heaters, and includes guidelines for incrementally developing quality infrastructure to particular cases on the market. It also provides insights into the experiences of several countries in developing and implementing such infrastructure.

Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities

This report, designed for states and municipalities, covers solar and storage solutions for low- and moderate-income communities. It explains how solar and storage can benefit residents and describes a variety of policy tools for doing so, including grants, rebates, utility procurement standards, financing support, opening markets, and soft cost reductions.  
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Sustainable Energy Marketplace

 The Sustainable Energy Marketplace is a virtual platform for project developers, financiers, and service/technology suppliers to work together to realize projects and bring renewable energy to developing countries.

The Alliance for Solar Choice

Through a variety of civic engagement opportunities across the U.S., the Alliance for Solar Choice advocates for rooftop solar and protects energy choice rights.

The Alliance for Solar Choice

Good state level policies are an essential and urgent priority in the US for the continued growth of solar energy. Students can learn the skills of democracy while helping local and state government improve their policies. Through a variety of civic engagement opportunities across the U.S., the Alliance for Solar Choice provides practical information on how to advocate for rooftop solar and protect energy choice rights. This material can easily be used as a civic engagement assignments in the classroom. 

The Quadrennial Energy Review

The Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) enables the Federal Government to translate policy goals into a set of analytically based, integrated actions that include executive actions, legislative proposals, and budget and resource requirements for proposed investments, over a multi-year planning horizon.
The report includes the following:
– An integrated view of, and recommendations for, Federal energy policy in the context of economic, environmental, occupational, security, and health and safety priorities
– A review of the adequacy of existing executive and legislative actions and recommendations for additional executive and legislative actions, as appropriate.
 -An assessment of and recommendations for priorities for research, development, and demonstration programs to support key energy innovation goals.
– Identification of analytical tools and data needed to support further policy development and implementation.

Using Power Purchase Agreements for Solar Deployment at Universities

 This document explains how college and university campuses can use power purchase agreements (PPAs) to finance on-site solar energy projects with little-to-no upfront cost.

Valuation of Solar + Storage

This report addresses the question of whether adding batteries alongside a utility customer’s solar array is worth the cost. Methodology is proposed to measure the value of solar as a power source when storage is added into the equation and to provide policy makers and utility companies a base with which to conduct more comprehensive analyses.

Video: Battery Powered Homes

 This video discuses the use and possibilities of batteries for home storage of renewable energies. Storing energy for later use as needed and during peak hours when grid energy is at its most expensive can lower energy bills for households and is the next step in becoming energy independent.

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