Solar Snapshot: ♠️ SETO at RE+ 2023; Webinar on the Inflation Reduction Act

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SETO on the Road

SETO is going to RE+ 2023, a clean energy industry conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Register for workshops and mark your calendars for the other panels and events listed below and on our website.

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Some Light 🌞 Reading

New DOE Data on Clean Energy Jobs

On the anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), DOE released county-level data on energy employment across the United States finding that energy jobs grew in nearly every county in 2022. This data builds on national and state-level data from the 2023 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER)—a comprehensive summary of national and state-level energy jobs, reporting by industry, technology, and region.

Your Valuable Home Podcast with Garrett

SETO Deputy Director, Garrett Nilsen, joined the Your Valuable Home podcast to kick off a new series called “How We’ll Power America Going Forward.” Check out the interview (starting at 33:00) to learn more about the benefits of going solar.

Modeling, Data Opportunities Available for PV Performance and Modeling Community

The PV Performance and Modeling Collaborative (PVPMC) has announced several upcoming solar research opportunities, including PV modeling comparisons and the chance to participate in the American-Made Solar Data Bounty Prize.

DOE Invests in Building Up the Domestic Supply Chain for Critical Minerals

DOE recently announced $30 million to lower the costs of U.S. production of rare earths and other critical minerals and materials, which are key to domestic manufacturing of clean energy technologies such as solar panels. The funding will help meet the growing demand for critical minerals in the United States, while reducing reliance on offshore supplies.

Submit Proposals for Sandia’s PV Performance and Modeling Workshop

Sandia National Laboratories’ PVPMC will hold its European Workshop November 8-9, 2023 in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Proposals are sought for the event’s PVPMC sessions, which will examine the technical challenges and opportunities related to PV performance modeling and the digitalization of the PV sector with a specific focus on ground-mounted and building-integrated PV systems.

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Upcoming Events

Webinar: Celebrating One Year of the IRA and What's Next for the Solar Industry

September 7 | 2:30 p.m. ET
Join this webinar to learn how the IRA has impacted domestic solar manufacturing and encouraged equitable solar energy deployment since it was passed last year—and where DOE sees the industry heading next. Register.

Community Power Accelerator Prize Round 2 Informational Webinar #2

September 19 | 3 p.m. ET
Register for the upcoming informational webinar about American-Made Community Power Accelerator Prize – Round 2.

STEMtember Series: Careers in Clean Energy – Renewable Energy

September 21 | 12 p.m. ET
Join to hear the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy leaders and employees share their career journeys and explain why now is the most exciting time to be part of the clean energy revolution at DOE. Come and hear from hiring managers about the key duties and skills required for positions and how you can apply to be a clean energy champion!

Connect the Dots on Solar Energy

SETO is connecting the dots on rooftop solar. Learn about the role of rooftop solar energy systems in the United States’ transition to a clean energy grid and how SETO is working to support American residents and companies join in the journey to a green energy future:

Follow along with our Connect the Dots content on social media and join the conversation using the hashtag #ConnectSolar

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