State & Stakeholder Newsletter, July 28, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Volume #9, Issue #15
Editor: Jane Pulaski

The IREC State & Stakeholder Newsletter is a foremost resource for current information on green workforce training, credentialing programs, state activities and best practices on renewable energy and energy efficiency. This free newsletter is distributed semi-monthly to email subscribers and published on IREC’s website.  If you have comments or if you would like to submit a news item, email Jane Pulaski.  To subscribe to this newsletter, click here and follow the instructions.

If you want the best news about what’s going on in the states and cities, read the State & Stakeholder Newsletter (July 28, 2010)

From the editor:

In IREC’s 2009 edition of U.S. Solar Market Trends, primary author, Larry Sherwood, provides public data on U.S. solar installations by technology, state and market sector.   According to Sherwood, the number of new grid-connected PV installations grew by 40% in 2009 compared with the number installed in 2008, and the two largest PV systems installed in 2009 together accounted for 12% of the annual installed PV capacity. Larry’s work is incomparable and detailed.  The report was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the Solar Energy Technologies Program.

If you missed IREC’s 7/20 webinar with Justin Barnes (NCSC) and Larry Sherwood (IREC) talking about policies and U.S. solar market trends, don’t worry. It’s archived on the IREC website for your listening enjoyment.

It’s no summer holiday for IREC’s ISPQ program.  Pat Fox gives us an update of what’s going on, including the number of applications currently in the queue.  At this rate, she says, it’ll be a banner year for applications for training programs and trainers.  Now there’s an easier way for you to find online training courses that are ISPQ accredited.  It’s just a click away.

Love them or loathe them, learning objectives are a staple of the education world and are likely here to stay, according to Dr. Barbara Martin in part 2 of her five-part series on Good Teaching Matters.  In this issue:  how to write effective learning objectives.  What do you think about this series? Is it helpful to you?

There’s one more census to take this year. Our friends at SEPA/SEIA and the Solar Foundation have released a national solar census designed to gather data on U.S. solar labor supply and demand.  No one will come to your door; this is an online census.  Take a minute and respond.

Finally, NABCEP has released a revised job task analysis for its PV Installer Certification.  A wide-ranging group of subject matter experts reviewed the JTA.  If you’re sitting for the September 11th PV Installer Certification exam, you’ll want to review this important document.

P.S.  The results are in for the 2010 State & Stakeholder Reader Assessment.   In the next issue, I’ll share some of those results. Thanks to all who responded.

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