SITN Webinar looks at U.S. solar market trends, installations.

Press Release Summary:

Webinar to be presented by Solar Market Trends Report author and IREC Vice President Larry Sherwood will provide in-depth look at PV installations in 2013, including growth trends by sector and state rankings for installations. Webinar will take place September 18, 2014, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET, on Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) website and provide information about rapidly changing solar market in U.S. Attendance is free but requires registration.

Original Press Release:

Register for SITN Seminar: US Solar Market Trends and Installations 2014

The solar market, while relatively young, is an increasingly important and vital part of the American economy. What are the trends in this market, and what forces are at work? Which sectors of the market are strongest, and why? What are the prospects for solar energy in the near future?

Now in its seventh year, IREC's highly respected 2014 U.S. Solar Market Trends report answers these questions by providing public data on U.S. solar installations in 2013 by technology, state and solar market sectors. It offers insight on the major factors affecting the solar market, such as photovoltaic prices, strong consumer demand, available financing, renewable portfolio standards in some states, and financial incentives from the federal government, states and utilities. The report includes ranking of Top 10 States in several categories.

Join Solar Market Trends Report author and IREC Vice President Larry Sherwood and SITN for a stimulating hour on Thursday, September 18, 2014, 2:00-3:00 pm ET as he takes an in-depth look at PV installations in 2013, including growth trends by sector and state rankings for installations. If you're involved in the solar industry, or wish to become involved, this webinar will provide valuable information about the rapidly changing solar market in the U.S. The webinar is free, but you must register to attend.


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This webinar, and all webinars in the SITN Seminar Series, will be recorded and archived on the SITN website.


Larry Sherwood 2Larry Sherwood

Larry, IREC's vice president/COO, has worked with IREC in different capacities for more than 10 years. He is the author of IREC's annual U.S. Solar Market Trends report and editor of the IREC Small Wind Newsletter. Larry has over 30 years of experience in the renewable energy field and serves as president of Sherwood Associates, a renewable energy consulting firm. In addition to his IREC position, he is project administrator for the Solar America Board for Codes and Standards and executive director of the Small Wind Certification Council. He has received a special recognition award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a lifetime achievement award from the North Sustainable Energy Association. Previously, Larry served as executive director of the American Solar Energy Society and executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

The Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) supports the professional development of instructors who train the nation's solar workforce on photovoltaic (PV) and solar heating and cooling (SHC) installations. The Network consists of a National Administrator and nine Regional Training Providers who will collaborate to develop model curricula and train local instructors. The network was developed to address a critical need for consistent, high-quality solar installation training across the nation and was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy for five years. It will provide community colleges, trade unions and other groups with high-quality training models and instructional support, in an effort to expand the nation's trained solar workforce and ensure a high standard for all solar installations.

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) is a non-profit organization that believes clean energy is critical to achieving a sustainable and economically strong future. To pave this clean energy path, IREC works to expand consumer access to clean energy; generates information and  objective analysis grounded in best practices and standards; and leads programs to build a quality clean energy workforce, including a unique credentialing program for renewable energy and energy efficiency training programs and instructors. Since 1982, IREC's programs and policies have benefitted energy consumers, policymakers, utilities and the clean energy industry.


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