Extensive valuable resources IREC developed for the SITN continue to be indispensable to the successful growth of existing training programs, and fundamental for trainers seeking to develop new solar programs. These include: the Solar Energy Education and Training Best Practices Series; Best Practices in Online PV Course Development; Photovoltaic Online Training for Code Officials; SITN Seminar Series; Solar Career Map; Solar Content Integration, and the Clean Energy Training Directory.
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.
SITN Seminar Series. Since 2011, the SITN Seminar Series has educated and informed the RTPs and others in the solar training community on timely and relevant topics in solar training.
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. 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.