Tag: The Solar Foundation

  • New report highlights vast potential for large-scale solar in southwest Virginia

    A new playbook for local governments will help Southwest Virginia communities develop large-scale solar energy projects, taking advantage of the region’s widespread and largely untapped potential for solar development. The report, Large-Scale Solar Development: A Playbook for Southwest Virginia, will guide municipality and county governments that seek to facilitate large solarRead More — Solar Builder magazine

  • IREC and The Solar Foundation agree to combine forces

    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 — Solar Builder magazine

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

    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 — Solar Builder magazine

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

    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 Builder magazine

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

    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 — Solar Builder magazine