Solar Training Resources
The Solar Training Network, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative and implemented by the Solar Foundation, is a new resource for solar job seekers, training providers and employers to connect and grow the solar workforce. Create a profile and get connected today!
Solar Energy International - Founded in 1991, this non-profit organization's mission is to empower people around the world through the education of sustainable practices. Through their Renewable Energy Education Program (REEP), they offer hands-on workshops and online courses in solar PV, wind, micro-hydro, solar hot water and natural home building.
Where Can Solar Take You?
Our friends at A&R Solar developed a handy flowchart that can help steer you in the right direction to find the career in solar that is right for you!
SEIA's Installer Safety & Workforce Development Working Group
SEIA provides guidance and information to members regarding training opportunities, certifications, and other employment-related information. Through this working group, SEIA collaborates with training providers and certification organizations to provide resources to members. For more information and to get involved, contact Evelyn Butler or Dana Sleeper.
Training Sessions & Workshops at SEIA Events
At Solar Power International and other regional events, we offer numerous opportunities to learn more about every aspect of solar technology, markets, and policy. Through concurrent sessions and pre- and post-conference workshops, attendees can learn about everything from PV system design to technology patenting to solar system marketing. Employees of SEIA member companies receive a discount on registration to these events. Attendees at many SEIA and Solar Power Events can receive NABCEP continuing education (CE) credits for their participation in certain sessions. Contact Dana Sleeper to learn more about these opportunities.
Solar Professionals on LinkedIn
In the SEIA LinkedIn group, solar professionals can share news articles, start discussions, and pose questions to our network with their industry peers. The SEIA LinkedIn group is a great place to build relationships and network with others working on the front lines of America's growing solar industry.
The group is open to all employees of SEIA member companies, employees of non-member companies who qualify for SEIA membership, and employees of allied organizations or companies engaged with the solar energy community.
National Solar Jobs Census
Our sister organization, The Solar Foundation, conducts an annual census of solar jobs across the United States. The full census contains a breakdown of the top solar employment states, along with recommendations to policymakers, and a value-chain breakdown for the top five solar states.
DOE's Solar Career Map
The DOE Solar Career Map explores an expanding universe of solar-energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the high-quality training necessary to do them well.