The Northern Mid-Atlantic Solar Education and Resource Center is a regional training provider for the Department of Energy's Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) for PA, NJ, WV, and DE, and a provider of high-quality education and training to audiences at or interested in all levels of the solar industry, from installation, to project management, to policy and economics.
The SITN was launched in October 2009 by the Department of Energy to address a critical need for high-quality, local, and accessible training in solar system design, installation, sales, and inspection. The SITN is a 5-year effort intended to create a geographic blanket of training opportunities in solar installation across the United States. Nine regional resource and training providers support the professional development of trainers and instructors of solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar heating and cooling (SHC) technologies across the country. By engaging a broad spectrum of stakeholders, Penn State’s Mid-Atlantic Solar Education and Resource Center supports a comprehensive training infrastructure for sales, design, installation, commissioning, and service of both solar PV and solar heating and cooling technologies.
Solar Training Instructor Goals:
- Accelerate market adoption of solar technologies by ensuring that high-quality installations are standard.
- Create sustainable jobs within the solar installation industry.