Request for Qualifications: The U.S. Solar-Plus-Storage Industry Landscape: Wages, Career Paths, and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion in 2022

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive industry where everyone is welcomed, supported, respected, and valued. Our organizations are committed to incorporating principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice in all aspects of our work in order to promote the equitable distribution of the health and economic benefits of clean energy and support the creation and growth of a diverse and inclusive clean energy industry.

In a partnership agreement, IREC and SEIA seek to identify a research team to design and conduct a comprehensive survey of the solar and storage industry workforce, with two main areas of focus: 1) diversity, equity, and inclusion and 2) wages and career paths. The survey follows up on the 2019 U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study and the annual National Solar Jobs Census.

IREC and SEIA anticipate that the study will form the basis of actionable recommendations for recruitment and retention, with added insights and examples of activities to help promote employee advancement, improve training, and encourage other opportunities for employers to support an inclusive workplace culture. 

Following this solicitation, SEIA and IREC will follow up with a short list of firms for further discussion and a formal proposal.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Responses are due June 13, 2022. Please send all responses or questions to [email protected]

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