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

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Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs) Comprehensive Review of Solar Access Law

This overview summarizes a study report from the Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs). The full report documents legal issues for solar access and solar rights. The report provides model statutes for use by state and local governments.

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 is one of many resources that will help students gain insight into current governmental policies and projects in regards to solar energy.

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) provides updates on jobs, policy and more. Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is working to build a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

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 you in the development of curricular materials.

Solar in 2014: It was a very good year

 This article focuses on the large advancement solar energy made in 2014 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 energy.

Solar Industry Magazine

Review this website for important news and events information. Use it to update information in your curriculum and be sure to subscribe to their free subscription.

Solar Instructor Training Network

Solar Instructor Training Network, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a network of regional resource and training providers offering resources to select educational institutions in their regions. Resources include train-the-trainer workshops and, in many cases, training equipment and tools for instructors. As a network, the regional providers collaborate to develop curricula, identify career pathways, share labor market data, and resolve issues related to solar training and workforce development.

Solar Living Institute Curricula and Training

The Solar Living Institute offers collaborative, customized or turnkey curricula for colleges and training organizations including online and hands-on options in Solar PV Economics and Finance, and PV System Design & Installation. Curriculum is Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ) accredited and developed to address North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) task analyses. Train the Trainers opportunities are also available.

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.

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.

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