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

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What work have you done to move the solar industry forward?

Victoria: Our mission is to help our local community make a bold transition off of fossil fuels, create green jobs, and to make renewable energy accessible to all. We work with our utility, residents of all kinds, non profit and for profit businesses. We focus […]

April 19th, 2021|Categories: Alumni Stories, Genius Award, Women in Solar Energy|Tags: , |

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We asked Ariel to share some details about her […]

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Jack Bishop of Portland, Oregon recently graduated from Tulane University with hopes of entering the renewable energy industry and doing his part to address environmental challenges.

While he had taken numerous courses related to the industry, he didn’t know where to start looking for a job.

Bishop is not alone in his wish to enter a field […]