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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

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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: Episodes from Catalyst

This streaming series (requires a free account to view) has multiple episodes about sustainability-related topics and forward-looking climate solutions. This resource may be useful for educators teaching introductory-level sustainability topics.

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 2016 report discusses how a shift to 100 percent renewable energy can limit the […]

September 27, 2016


 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, 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

This 2016 article discusses the over 80 major companies worldwide that 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 […]

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 (published 2017) discusses the upsurge in 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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