December 21, 2018

A Case Study from Philadelphia

This case study was developed by The Solar Foundation (now IREC) as part of the Solar Training Network initiative.

Recognizing the multitude of benefits and opportunities that solar energy affords, cities across the country are increasingly pursuing policies and implementing programs to help homes and businesses go solar. Along with long-term energy savings and improved environmental health, municipal investments in solar energy attract business, and sustain a range of high-quality local jobs. By pairing solar energy programs with workforce development initiatives, cities can find innovative synergies to simultaneously advance clean energy targets and job creation goals.

This case study from Philadelphia outlines best practices and key considerations regarding the role that local governments can play in solar workforce development efforts.