Greener Reality: Jobs, Skills, and Equity in a Cleaner U.S. Economy 2012. For more information, click here.
National Solar Jobs Census 2011The Solar Job Foundation's review of the solar workforce. Download here.
Achieving Lost-Cost Solar PV
This report summarizes near-term cost-reduction recommendations that emerged from Rocky Mountain Institute’s Solar PV Balance of System Design Charrette, an industry-wide event organized in June 2010. It focuses on BoS costs for rigid, rectangular modules installed in commercial and utility systems up to 20 MW capacity. Download here.
The Solar and Wind Energy Supply Chain in Wisconsin
From the Environmental Law and Policy Center, this report takes inventory of solar and wind energy in the state of Wisconsin. Download here.
Freeing the Grid
Best Practices in State Net Metering Policies and Interconnection Procedures endorsed by the Solar Alliance and the Solar Foundation. Download here.
U.S. Solar Market Trends 2010
IREC's annual report on the solar marketplace. Download here.
Preparing Energy Technicians for the 21st Century Workforce
This report documents discussions from the National Energy Technician Education Summit held in December 2010 in Washington DC and supported by the National Science Foundation. The report provides recommendations from energy experts and stakeholders from across the country for the facilitation of energy technician education in the U.S. Discussion centers on current and projected industry needs financial opportunities and constraints and enhancements to the technician educational programs that provide the energy industry with their workforce. More Information.
A Bright Future for the Heartland
The Union of Concerned Scientist's report on powering the Midwest economy with clean energy. More Information.
Clean Energy Supply Chain Reports
The Environmental Law and Policy Center's reports on wind, solar, and geothermal supply chains. More Information.
Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS)
A study from Berkeley lab showing an update on RPS Policies and Progress.
Download a PDF version of the PowerPoint on the study.
The Rocky Mountain Institute: Achieving Low-Cost Solar PV (September 2010)
Industry workshop recommendations for near-term balance of system cost reductions.
Download a PDF version of the study.
Visit the website to see more on this solar study.
SEIA® and GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight™ Report
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) and GTM Research have gathered a complete account of quarterly trends in the U.S. photovoltaic (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP), and solar heating & cooling (SHC) markets.
Download a PDF version of the report.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Solar Installation Labor Market Analysis
A solar installation labor market analysis from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Download a PDF version of the analysis.
We Energies customer incentives for renewable energy generation have been revised for 2011. The 2011 Request for Proposal and Application have been revised and are now posted at www.we-energies.com/NFPRE. Please be sure to read both carefully as the incentive structure and some requirements have changed significantly for solar electric and wind technologies.
We Energies provides financial incentives to a maximum $100,000 for selected customer-owned renewable energy projects. The projects must be interconnected to our distribution system and meet eligibility criteria of ownership by a not-for-profit organization, not-for-profit educational/academic institution, unit of government, or special district or authority defined as government under Wisconsin law.
Also check out www.we-energies.com/SHW for information on solar thermal for not-for-profits.
Federal Energy Management Program
These federal energy management program (FEMP) maps have been created by FEMP and the Geographic Information System (GIS) staff at NREL to show the market potential for solar in the United States.
Sun Set to Advanced Energy Fund in Ohio
Due to unprecedented demand for funding from the Ohio's Advanced Energy Fund, the state's public benefits fund, all funding opportunities have been suspended as of November 5, 2010, in order to allow the Ohio Department of Development to process applications that were previously submitted. With the Advanced Energy Fund scheduled to expire at the end of 2010, future funding opportunities for renewables remain uncertain.
(Reprinted from Dsireusa.org)