The SEED Center

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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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative


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Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative Factsheet


The Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative is a cross-government partnership to bring solar power to low and moderate-income families by allowing Americans to achieve solar power with no up-front cost. The goal is a 10X increase and an expansion of the initial target set in the Climate Action Plan to install 100 MW of renewable […]

August 30, 2016


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.


Solar Ready Vets


 This national program, led by the Solar Foundation, connects transitioning military personnel with solar training and employment opportunities. Solar Ready Vets provides quality training and hands-on experience in solar energy to interested transitioning military personnel who are within six months of separation. Solar training complements the extensive skills developed during military service and prepares transitioning […]


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 […]

September 27, 2016


Renewables.Ninja


 Researchers have created an interactive web tool to estimate the amount of energy that could be generated by wind or solar farms any where in the world. This tool, called Renewables.ninja, makes scientific-quality weather and energy data available to a wide community in order to make the task of predicting renewable output easier for both […]


Case Studies to Guide Higher Education Investment in Solar Energy Finance & Development on Campus


The purpose of these case studies is to showcase working financial models for universities and other higher education institutions to invest in solar energy on campus. As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, three case studies were developed to highlight higher education investment in solar energy projects.


Article: More Major Companies Commit To 100% Renewables


 Thus far, over 80 major companies worldwide have joined RE100, committing to 100% renewable energy usage, and the number of participants is expected to keep growing. This commitment presents a clear business case for investing in cleaner energy pathways to accelerate the transition to a net-zero emissions economy. Investors and policymakers must respond to rising […]


Solar Training and Hiring Insights


 This research report provides up to date insights and anlasis into why the solar industry is experiencing difficulty finding and retaining qualified applicants; explores the business case for investing resources in solar workforce development; and examines what can and should be done to efficiently and effectively facilitate solar hiring.

July 9, 2017


Article: US Solar has Record Breaking Year – Market to Triple in 5 Years


 A surge in utility-scale projects made solar the top source of new electric generating capacity in 2016.  Pulling information from the “U.S. Solar Market Insight 2016 Year in Review,” this article discusses the upsurge is solar generation and the future of solar power in the U.S.


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.  Watch the Webinar!


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