THE WISE DAYBREAK SCHOLARSHIP
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)
by Kristen Nicole
3y ago
THE JANE WEISSMAN DAYBREAK SCHOLARSHIP The WISE Foundation, in concert with partners at the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), Solar Energy International (SEI) and leading private industry stakeholders such as Folsom Labs, announce the launch of The Jane Weissman “Daybreak Scholarship” Fund to support the empowerment of underserved populations; including women, veterans and minorities working toward degrees or certifications in the solar energy industry. At launch, The Jane Weissman Daybreak Scholarship Fund imbues WISE with the ability to offer up to $4,000 scho ..read more
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NABCEP and U.S. Department of Energy Develop Three New Specialty Certifications in Photovoltaic Design, Installer, and Commissioning & Maintenance
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)
by Women in Solar
4y ago
New Certifications Reflect Specialization in the PV Industry and will be offered via Computer-Based Testing at over 600 Test Sites within U.S. & Canada. Clifton Park, NY, October 22, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), the most widely respected certification organization in the renewable energy industry, announced three new specialty certifications for the solar industry. Developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative, the new certifications are: PV Design Specialist, PV Installer Specialist, and PV Co ..read more
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10th Anniversary GTM Solar Summit 2017
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)
by Kristen Nicole
4y ago
Solar Summit 2017 is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Join us with Greentech Media for three days of packed networking opportunities and a unique mix of market intelligence with engaging panel sessions among industry leaders. Solar Summit kicks off with a full day dedicated to the growing solar software ecosystem with Folsom Labs. The following two days will dive deep into helping attendees navigate the challenges in the solar market.  Register today with our exclusive discount code WISE15 for 15% off your conference registration. Learn more here: https://goo.gl/AzNFt7 ..read more
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#NationWISE 2017 SAVE THE DATE
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by Kristen Nicole
4y ago
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Greentech Media Shows that SheSpeaks Solar at U.S. Solar Market Insight 2015
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by Danielle Kershner
4y ago
Returning for its fifth year, Greentech Media’s U.S. Solar Market Insight 2015 conference is essential for anyone involved, or looking to get involved, in the U.S. solar industry. Based on over five years of analysis of installation data, the event dissects cost trends, discusses the future of project finance and business models, and examines the potential of individual states and market segments. The event, taking place November 2-4 in San Diego, California, will focus on the future and help you hone your strategy for 2016 while connecting with an exclusive group of industry thought-leaders ..read more
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Spotlight On: Nicole Litvak, Solar Analyst, GTM Research
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by Sara Rafalson
4y ago
Each quarter, we sit down with female leaders in the solar industry to learn more about their paths to success, their careers, and we ask for their advice to our network. This quarter, we sat down with Nicole Litvak, Solar Analyst at GTM Research. Nicole has been an avid supporter of WISE, and even helped WISE to launch our SheSpeaks Solar program in 2014. Here’s what she had to say. How did you get into the solar industry? I first became interested in renewable energy from my college classes. I was really interested in solar hot water after studying abroad in Israel; almost every home there h ..read more
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New Workforce Development Training Partnership with the North Carolina Clean Technology Center
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)
by Sara Rafalson
4y ago
Last month, Women in Solar Energy (WISE) announced a workforce training partnership with the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (formally known as the North Carolina Solar Center). Through this partnership, WISE members will gain increased access to the Center’s robust course offerings and training opportunities, including its Certificate in Renewable Energy Management and Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series. This partnership is indicative of WISE’s overarching workforce development program, which is in line with the non-profit’s mission to advance, retain, and retrain wome ..read more
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Meet Rachel and Elizabeth from Cycle for Science
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)
by Sara Rafalson
4y ago
So, has this happened to anybody else? Where you joke about doing something for so long, that it actually becomes your future? That’s what happened with Cycle for Science, our cross-country bicycle trip to bring hands-on science lessons to classrooms, libraries and summer programs. We’re Rachel Woods-Robinson, a solar cell scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Elizabeth Case, a science journalist starting her PhD in mechanical engineering in the fall, and we leave April 17th. The trip will take about three months.  We met while studying physics at UCLA, burning the midnight oil ..read more
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Women Only Hands-On Photovoltaic (PV) Workshop
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)
by Danielle Kershner
4y ago
Coming to Albuquerque in May 2015, a women-only, hands-on, photovoltaic (PV, solar electric) workshop. Learn how to size, design and install a PV system!  SolarizeNM is sponsoring a Women Only Hands-On Photovoltaic Design and Installation class this spring.  It will be held for 5 days over two weekends, May 8-10 and May 16, 17, 2015. In the workshop, you will learn how to size a PV system, learn ways to reduce energy consumption, and have a more efficient home or business. The class will cover planning the best location for a PV array for maximum energy production. It will also include details ..read more
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The Rise of Solar Loans
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by Sara Rafalson
4y ago
Sponsored content written by: Amy Rooker, Vice President of Operations at Dividend Solar Residential solar is still in its infancy: to date, less than one percent of single-family households have elected to go solar. Although the percentage is small, residential solar represents one of the fastest growing industries in the US. While historically considered part of the “green” movement, today residential solar’s rapid growth is largely being driven by both attractive economics, fueled by a decline in hard and soft costs, and a new financing option: convenient, attractively-priced solar loans th ..read more
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