This presentation was created by Nick Hylla, Executive Director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. It takes a look at the current solar thermal market and how more and better solar thermal training initiatives could speed market deployment. Thanks to recognition of the need for energy efficient appliances in the home and the opportunities solar thermal provides for combined systems, the solar thermal market is expected to grow over the coming years, according to the presentation. The Midwest renewable Energy Association programs such as the Solar Rooftop Challenge and the Solar Instructor Network are designed to both promote the use of solar thermal and increase the skills of the workforce. Certifications provided by the program offer those who participate in programs a leg up in the market.
Author: Nick Hylla
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