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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How to get your NABCEP PV System Inspector (PVSI) Certification

The NABCEP PV System Inspector (PVSI) Board Certification recognizes the advanced experience and skill of inspecting residential and commercial photovoltaic systems. This Board Certification is for those who are highly knowledgeable of PV systems, applicable codes and ordinances, and assessing the safety and operation of PV systems.

PV EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PVSI

There are no specific […]

November 8th, 2021|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar miscellaneous, Women in Solar Energy|Tags: , , |