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Resource List - Find Your Dream Job in Solar

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Article on "Find Your Dream Job in Solar" (823KB PDF), published in "Solar Today", Sept/Oct 2005 issue.
Slides from "Find Your Solar Dream Job" (980KB PDF) presentation at Solar Power International 2008.


Books:
Photovoltaics: Design & Installation Manual – Solar Energy International
Photovoltaic Systems - NJATC
Solar Living Sourcebook – Schaeffer et al
New Solar Electric Home – Davidson
Solar Electric Independent Home–Fowler
Practical Photovoltaics – Komp
From Space to Earth – Perlin
The Solar Electric House – Strong
Got Sun? Go Solar – Moran
Solar Revolution – Bradford
Careers in Renewable Energy - Gregory McNamee
Photovoltaic Design & Installation for Dummies - Ryan Mayfield
Solar Power Your Home for Dummies - Rik DeGunther
Your Solar Home Guidebook – Rahus Institute: www.rahus.org
NorCal Solar Energy Resource Guide: www.norcalsolar.org

 

Periodicals, Magazines, Journals, Online Sources:
Photon – www.photon-magazine.com
NREL PV news - www.nrel.gov/pv/news_hotline.html 
Solar Today – www.solartoday.org
SolarPro Magazine - www.solarprofessional.com
Home Power - www.homepower.com
Solar Buzz solar news - www.SolarBuzz.com
Renewable World – www.renewableenergyworld.com
REFocus- www.ises.org
Sandia www.sandia.gov/pv/ - publications
PV News – www.pvenergy.com/news.html
ENF PV Industry Info www.enfsolar.com



Courses & Training Programs:
*Solar Energy International (SEI) – www.solarenergy.org, (970) 963-8855, Multi-week, hands on
*Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), www.fsec.ucf.edu/en, (321) 638-1000
*Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), www.the-mrea.org, (715) 592 6595
*Solar Living Institute - www.solarliving.org, (707) 744 2017, Partial- & Full-week, hands on
*State University of New York at Farmingdale,  info.lu.farmingdale.edu/depts/met/solar/, (631) 420 2000
*North Carolina Solar Center - www.ncsc.ncsu.edu, (919) 515.5666
*State University of New York at Delhi,  www.delhi.edu/academics/academic_divisions/technologies/photovoltaics.php
*SunPirate, Inc.,  www.sunpirate.com/
*Lane Community College, Eugene, OR,  www.lanecc.edu/,
*Great Lakes Renewable Energy Assoc.,  www.glrea.org/,
*altE university,  www.altestore.com/classes/,
*Saint Paul College,  www.saintpaul.edu/ContinuingEducation/Pages/SolarTech.aspx,
List of training programs (IREC): www.irecusa.org/index.php?id=91
DOE list of courses, jobs, etc.: www1.eere.energy.gov/education/
Ecotrain Green Career Guide, an annual publication, $45, www.ecotrainmediagroup.com/
Sol “Solar-on-Line” - www.solenergy.org
Pacific Energy Center – www.pge.com/pec
San Juan College, Farmington, NM www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/4003.asp (800) 241 6327
Appalachian State University Dept of Technology, Boone, NC, www.tec.appstate.edu/at/app_tech.html (828) 262-3110
Sonoma State University – www.sonoma.edu/ensp
Diablo Valley College, San Ramon, CA, www.dvc.edu, (925) 685-1230x522, Alt. Energy
Mercy Hot Springs, Firebaugh, CA, www.merceyhotsprings.com, (209) 826 3388
De Anza College Energy Management Technology, environmentalstudies.deanza.edu/es/, Cupertino, CA
Sierra College, http://www.sierracollege.edu/academics/divisions/science-math/environment.php, Rocklin, CA
OnGrid Solar presentations on Financial Analysis & Payback: www.ongrid.net/classes.html
Solar Decathlon (University teams) www.solardecathlon.org/

*Indicates this school is accredited by the Institute for Sustainable Power, www.irecusa.org/index.php?id=91, (303) 683 4748



Organizations:
American Solar Energy Society (ASES) - www.ases.org
NorCal Solar Association (NCSEA) - www.norcalsolar.org, (530) 852 0354
California Solar Energy Industries Association (CalSEIA) - www.calseia.org
Solar Living Institute, www.solarliving.org, (707) 744 2017
NABCEP-North American Board Certified Energy Practitioners www.nabcep.org (730) 344 0341
Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) - www.solarelectricpower.org
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) - www.seia.org
Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development - www.prometheus.org
California Solar Center, Solar Forum & PV Alliance - www.californiasolarcenter.org
International Solar Energy Society (ISES) - www.ises.org



Conferences & Events:
"PV America", April 3-5, 2011, Philadelphia, PA, www.pvamericaexpo.com
ASES “Solar 2011”, May 17-21, 2011, Raleigh, NC, www.ases.orgnationalsolarconference.org
“Intersolar 2011”, July 2011, San Francisco, CA, www.intersolar.us,
“Solar Energy Week”, San Diego, CA, late September, www.sdreo.org
ASES National Solar Home Tour, nationwide, early October, www.ases.org, www.norcalsolar.org
“Solar Power 2011”, Oct 18-20, 2011, Dallas, TX, www.solarpowerinternational.com
Solar Forums, California Solar Center & PV Alliance - www.californiasolarcenter.org
Current Event Listings: RenewableEnergyAccess.com/rea/events/home
NREL/NCPV list of Solar/PV meetings: www.nrel.gov/news/events/
Fairs & Events around the US: www.homepower.com/resources/events



Job Boards & Ideas:
www.ases.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81&Itemid=6
www.greenjobs.com
www.thegreenjobbank.com
www.solarjobs.us
www.homepower.com/resources/jobs/
www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/careers
www.sustainablebusiness.com/jobs
www.ecojobs.com
www.sustainlane.com/green-jobs
www.eco.org
www.greenengineeringjobs.com
EnvironmentalCareer.com www.environmentalcareer.com
DOE list of jobs, courses, etc.: www1.eere.energy.gov/education
Contact the membership & installer lists of CalSEIA, SEIA, NABCEP, SEPA, NorCal Solar, ASES & CSI installer list: www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/professionals/contractors.php
tinyurl.com/ny5zul (Department of Energy - type in the keyword solar, and hit return)
jobsearch.usajobs.gov/a9doei.aspx
jobsearch.usajobs.gov/
www.solarjobsusa.com/
www.seia.org/cs/about_seia/jobs_in_the_solar_industry
www.jobsinpv.com/
www.photon-magazine.com/job/job.htm
jobs.solarplaza.com/a/jbb/find-jobs
www.greenjobs.com/public/index.aspx
www.nrel.gov/employment/job_openings.html
jobsinsolarpower.com
www.enfsolar.com/jobs

 



Articles:
Find Your Dream Job in Solar (823KB PDF), published in "Solar Today", Sept/Oct 2005
How to Land a Job in the Solar Industry: Upstream vs. Downstream, RenewableEnergyAccess.com, Dec 2007
Articles on Financial Payback for Solar and PaybackOnSolarSERG (pdf)



Solar Business and Career Courses and Consulting:
Verve Solar Consulting: www.vervesolar.com provides content for solar workforce business courses, seminar instruction, and direct consulting for career seekers and business owners. Verve’s products and services provide a broad understanding of solar photovoltaic technology, economics, policy drivers, regulatory environment, and the latest industry trends. 



Volunteer Experience:
Grid Alternatives - www.gridalternatives.org & Habitat for Humanity Solar Projects



Tools:
Solar PathFinder, www.solarpathfinder.com, (317) 501 2529
Solmetric SunEye, www.solmetric.com, (877) 263 5026
OnGrid Tool (for Solar Financial Analysis), (408) 428 0808x1, andy@ongrid.net

 


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