We Want to Educate More Solar Women


Women are underrepresented in the solar industry (19%) and in our online solar courses (6%). We want that to change. We’ve designated this space specifically for solar women for 3 reasons:
1. Elevate the Conversation:
We want to elevate the conversation to get more women working in the solar industry and to complement great initiatives already happening in the industry.
2. Educate More Women in Solar:
We hope that the solar women we feature provide new insights for women considering the field of solar (solar jobs are annually growing by 20%). We also hope to boost the number of women enrolling in our courses. To-date, less than 6% of our solar students have been women. We don’t like that statistic. We want to teach more women!
3. Create a More Diverse and Equitable Industry:
Through engaging more women in conversations about solar and providing high-quality learning opportunities, we hope to contribute to a more level playing field for women looking to enter or advance within the solar industry.

Tools to Start Learning Today:
 

Free Tool: HeatSpring’s Career Guide for Women in Solar Energy
Free Tool: Commercial Solar Leverage Model
Free Course: Solar PV Design, Code, Economics, Sales, and Site Visits
Free Course: Commercial Solar PPAs 101
Course: NABCEP PV Installer Certification Exam Prep
Course: Solar Executive MBA Training


Other Resources for Women in Solar:
 

Networking:Women in Solar Energy (WISE)
Networking: Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)
Networking: Women in Cleantech and Sustainability
RenewableEnergyWorld.com Article: Women Urged to “Lean In” to the Solar Workforce

Sustainable Brewing: A Small, Solar-Powered Company in the Business of Beer

Throwback Brewery: where great beer, solar and sustainable business practices collide. In 2010, co-Founders Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier opened their brewery in North Hampton, New Hampshire with the vision to create 100% locally-sourced beers, as well as to promote other aspects of sustainable business.
Almost six years later, they’ve created a thriving brewing community, a successful sustainable business, […]

Solar Power Ubiquity Through Training and Installing: GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives is a national 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization that facilitates solar power implementation and energy efficiency projects between community partners, volunteers and job trainees. Since it’s beginning in 2001, GRID Alternatives has installed over 24 megawatts of clean power, provided almost $200 million in lifetime electricity cost savings, and trained 27,000 people in solar installation. Learn more […]

NABCEP Entry Level Program Becomes Associate Program in August

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) recently notified training providers that its Entry Level Program will be undergoing some changes next month. The program will now be called the Associate Program, and continuing education will be required to maintain the credential.

Here are the specifics:

1) Effective August 15th, 2016, the NABCEP Entry Level […]

Talking Energy Policy with Industry Leaders

Join GRID Alternatives for the Women in Energy Policy webcast
Leading women in the field of clean energy policy will discuss their career paths, projects they’re currently working on and the growing role of women in traditionally male-dominated fields. This lecture (part of the WE Build Webcast Series) is moderated by Senior Programs Director Cathleen Monahan.

Melicia Charles: Supervisor, […]

#NationWISE 2016 Takeaways: Mentors, Allies & Revolutions in Solar

#NationWise 2016 may be behind us, but there’s still plenty to learn about the burgeoning solar industry and opportunities for women within it.

After an absolutely fantastic night at Greentown Labs with our esteemed panelists, guests and fellow women-in-solar supporters, we’re thrilled to share some of our big takeaways.
Add your own thoughts and ideas in the comment […]