Helping Ensure High-Quality Installation of Solar Power Technologies

Project Overview
Positive Impact: Accelerating market adoption of solar technologies.
MREA is organizing a network of solar industry stakeholders to create instructional resources.
Locations: Wisconsin
Partners: Midwest Renewable Energy Association
EERE Investment: $1 million
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The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is working with EERE to accelerate market adoption of solar technologies by ensuring all installations of solar power technologies are of high quality. In this effort, MREA is organizing a network of instructors, installers, engineers, administrators, and other industry stakeholders to create useful and informative instructional resources for installing solar technologies. The Solar Instructor Training Network addresses a critical need for high-quality, local, and accessible training in solar system design, installation, sales, and inspection—which helps streamline the process of installing residential and small commercial rooftop solar systems, making solar energy both more accessible and affordable. With EERE support, MREA will provide instructor development opportunities and also create sustainable jobs within the solar installation industry.

The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) focuses on achieving the goals of the SunShot Initiative, which seeks to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade.

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