Renewable Energy Policy

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Understanding Registered Apprenticeship Program Standards: Solar Technician Example

Casey Coghlan understands all the ins and outs of Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs). Before she worked as a Colorado Apprenticeship Consultant, Casey worked on the employer side of apprenticeship equation where she built a RAP for a construction company. Through that experience, she learned firsthand how straightforward and beneficial structured workforce development programs, like RAPs, […]

Exploring Sponsorship Options for Your Registered Apprenticeship Program

There are four key roles within Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) – employers, sponsors (also known as administrators), Related Technical Instruction (RTI) providers, and supportive services. Registered Apprenticeship Programs can be developed under different sponsors. In HeatSpring’s free course, How to Start Your Registered Apprenticeship Program, Becky Long from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shares […]

What is a Registered Apprenticeship Program?

With the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, clean energy companies are scrambling to understand and implement Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs). Staff charged with leadership & development within companies are actively building their capacity to administer this powerful workforce development tool. In HeatSpring’s free course, How to Start Your Registered Apprenticeship Program, Janene Erne, a […]

“We Don’t Have a (Solar) Labor Shortage”

“We don’t have a labor shortage. We have a shortage of jobs people want to do.”

That’s my favorite quote from the IREC Workforce Summit that took place last week in Washington D.C. The room was full of educators, policy organizations, solar advocates, and government representatives sharing their ideas and best practices for the future of […]

Direct Pay and the Right to Transfer Tax Credits in the Inflation Reduction Act

HeatSpring hosts a free course titled Getting Solar for Nonprofits, Government, and Non-Taxpayers. In the recorded live session, HeatSpring instructor Chris Lord asks Jeffrey Lesk of New Partners Community Solar to explain the new direct pay option and the right to transfer tax credits within the Inflation Reduction Act. Tune into the video to learn […]