Attached please find the Midwest Solar Training Network-State of the State-IL 2010. Within the slides you'll find info on incentives, policies, industry, and training programs that will accelerate the adoption of solar.
The Network is a group of technical and community colleges, non-profit organizations, universities, and industry partners who are working together to build solar training capacity in the Midwest. We are a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded five-year effort working in a seven state region that includes: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Our goal is to accelerate market adoption of solar technologies by ensuring that high-quality installations are standard and to create sustainable jobs within the solar installation industry.
The Midwest Solar Training Network is led by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). The MREA, with more than twenty years of experience in the solar training field, will work with partners throughout the region to share our models, materials, and expertise.
The Midwest Solar Training Network offers solar instructor training and other professional development opportunities. It is one of nine in the Solar Instructor Training Network.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Instructor Training Network was created to improve the quality and accessibility of solar installation training and expand the nation’s trained solar workforce. DOE funded a National Administrator and nine Regional Training Providers to train instructors, develop curricula and standardize local training efforts.
For more information, visit: http://www.eere.energy.gov/solar/instru ... twork.html