Post Tagged with: "The Solar Foundation"

IREC and The Solar Foundation agree to combine forces

IREC and The Solar Foundation agree to combine forces

November 12, 2020 at 8:31 am 0 comments

The Solar Foundation and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) have signed an agreement to merge into a single, expanded nonprofit powerhouse dedicated to the rapid adoption of clean energy. The merger will combine the strengths of two renowned national clean energy organizations, effectively doubling the staff and quadrupling theRead More

Top solar organizations launch Renewables Forward, a diversity and inclusion initiative

Top solar organizations launch Renewables Forward, a diversity and inclusion initiative

October 14, 2020 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

A group of leading solar and renewable energy companies and trade organizations have launched an initiative, Renewables Forward, to take action and develop concrete steps to increase workforce diversity and inclusion throughout the industry. Leaders from across the industry have come together to share experiences, evaluate best practices and makeRead More

Good news: NABCEP solar certifications now eligible for GI Bill benefits

Good news: NABCEP solar certifications now eligible for GI Bill benefits

July 27, 2020 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Exam fees for solar industry credentials are now eligible for reimbursement under the GI Bill thanks to work done by The Solar Foundation, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), and other partners in the Solar Ready Vets Network. With this approval from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,Read More

Solar Jobs Census: Solar employment outpaced overall U.S. job growth by five times over five-year period

Solar Jobs Census: Solar employment outpaced overall U.S. job growth by five times over five-year period

February 19, 2020 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar industry employed nearly 250,000 workers in 2019, an increase of more than 5,600 jobs (or 2.3%) since 2018, according to the 10th annual National Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation. This marks a resurgence in solar industry employment following two years of job lossesRead More

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Kudos to Southwest Virginia: Eight counties achieve SolSmart designation to encourage local solar energy market

July 25, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Eight Southwest Virginia communities have achieved designation under the national SolSmart program for encouraging the growth of local solar energy markets, at a time when several major solar installations on schools, businesses, and community centers are poised to begin across the region. These communities were each awarded a SolSmart designationRead More

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Diversity in solar update: Two reports highlight the importance of multi-cultural job training

July 8, 2019 at 11:58 am 1 comment

Solar industry leaders have made diversity and inclusion top objectives. Two unrelated reports make the case that job training is an important factor in achieving this goal while increasing the overall pool of qualified workers in the industry. Report shows struggles in staffing the Pacific Northwest Solar companies in OregonRead More

Soft cost reduction on the way? NREL developing automated solar permitting software

Soft cost reduction on the way? NREL developing automated solar permitting software

July 1, 2019 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) tell us they are teaming with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), among other national residential solar companies and nonprofits, to develop new automated permit software for distributed solar and storage. If all goes according to plan, this could beRead More

Solar jobs: Chicago, Miami, Seattle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul among big gainers in 2018

Solar jobs: Chicago, Miami, Seattle and Minneapolis-Saint Paul among big gainers in 2018

March 20, 2019 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Foundation has updated its map on the number of solar jobs in every state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, revealing how solar energy is supporting local economies nationwide. The interactive map includes previously unreleased data on solar jobs by metropolitan statistical area (MSA), county, and federal andRead More

Solar Builder shoutout to Melanie Santiago-Mosier for her commitment to diversity in solar

Solar Builder shoutout to Melanie Santiago-Mosier for her commitment to diversity in solar

December 5, 2018 at 3:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Melanie Santiago-Mosier is someone you should know about. She is the Vote Solar Access & Equity Director and was awarded the competitive Advocacy Award during the 7th annual U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium, a distinct award that recognizes Santiago-Mosier for her impact advancingRead More

Puerto Rico rebuild: Solar, efficiency projects underway at San Juan’s largest market

Puerto Rico rebuild: Solar, efficiency projects underway at San Juan’s largest market

November 14, 2018 at 8:53 am 1 comment

Solar installation and energy efficiency upgrades at the Plaza del Mercado de Río Piedras in San Juan, Puerto Rico, are underway, according to officials from The Solar Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and the municipality of San Juan. The Plaza del Mercado de Río Piedras in San Juan is the largestRead More