The SEED Center

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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 to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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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.

Video: Can a City Run on 100% Renewables?

 In this short video, we learn how a city in the United States runs entirely on renewable energy sources. In 2014 Burlington, Vermont became the first city in the U.S. to run on 100% Renewable Energy. Their secret to success will fuel discussion topics and extracurricular activities in your classroom.

We Have the Power: 100% Renewable Energy for a Clean, Thriving America

Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources now make up just about 10% of the U.S.’ electricity supply, but transitioning to 100% clean energy is both necessary and feasible, according to a new report from Environment America and Frontier Group. This report discusses how a shift to 100 percent renewable energy can limit the impacts of global warming, improve human health and put the economy on a sound foundation.

Solar Energy Intl Trainings

 Solar Energy International offers a variety of courses, certification programs, and licenses for those seeking employment in the solar industry.

Solar Jobs Census

The Solar Foundation’s solar employment research shows that jobs in the solar industry on on the rise. This resource further provides annual census information for the U.S. at both state and national levels. In addition: job maps, fact sheets, press releases and reports provide a deeper understanding of the growth and impact of solar energy development. To compare current with past data, a list of dates near the top of the following pages provides reports and census information for previous years.

State Census and Related Information
National Census and Related Information

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