From the Best Practices documents to the Solar Career Map, PV Online Training for Code Officials and Solar Content Integration, IREC is creating a number of indispensable tools designed to enhance the quality of existing solar education and training programs and help trainers who are seeking to develop new solar programs.
Solar Energy Education and Training Best Practices Series, a compendium of national curriculum models of solar training, education and workforce development curriculum in web-based and PDF formats.
Best Practices in Online PV Course Development, designed so participants can apply best practices to help students learn solar content, it also helps them teach solar content effectively in both online and traditional settings.
Photovoltaic Online Training Course for Code Officials
Updated in 2015, IREC’s updated and expanded Photovoltaic Online Training Course for Code officials has been amended for code compliance with the 2008, 2011 and 2014 versions of the National Electric Code (NEC). In addition, it includes a new lesson covering the 2012 International Fire, Building and Residential codes with improvements to the user experience.
Solar Career Map 3.0, explores the expanding universe of solar energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them and identifying the high-quality training necessary to do them well. Also includes videos with solar instructors and other solar professionals who describe jobs, skills, credentials and education across a variety of solar careers.
Solar Content Integration is a list of schools that have integrated solar into their curriculum. The programs address a broad spectrum of practitioner and professional needs, ranging from apprenticeship programs for the electrical construction trades, to technician programs at the community college level, to academic and professional degree programs at the baccalaureate and master degree levels.