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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Task Analysis for the Solar Photovoltaic System Installer, NABCEP

This document presents an in-depth task analysis for practitioners who specify, install and maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems and equipment.

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar PV and Solar Thermal Resourc

Solar PV and solar thermal references and resources from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar PV Installer Certificate

The NABCEP PV installer certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV installers with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Techn

U.S. Department of Energy web site for information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) Certified Solar Roofing Professional (CSRP) certification

The RISE CSRP certification is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs.  Individuals who successfully complete the requirements set out by RISE will receive the RISE Certified Solar Roofing Professional (CSRP) certification.

Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs)

The Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs) improves responsiveness, effectiveness, and accessibility of codes and standards to U.S. solar stakeholders at all levels.

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.

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