IREC’s expert team works closely with the RTPs, and develops highly-acclaimed resources for trainers and training programs, including the Solar Energy Education and Training Best Practices Series, the Solar Career Map, and Photovoltaic Online Training for Code Officials. These resources are indispensable to the successful growth of existing training programs, and fundamental for trainers seeking to develop their own solar programs.
The Photovoltaic Online Training for code officials instructs users in reliable field inspection practices and endorses efficient permit processes for residential PV installations.
Best Practices Series, a compendium of national curriculum models of solar training, education and workforce development curriculum, in web-based and PDF versions.
Solar Career Map, a lattice of 36 solar occupations in four sectors including occupational information, skills, competencies, education and training pathways