In 2006, Bright Power conducted a comprehensive market assessment of the demand for a solar electric photovoltaic (PV) system installation technical training program in New York City. The study was funded by NYSERDA and was performed under contract to the Environmental Business Association of New York State, for the City University of New York (CUNY). Bright Power’s report found a growing demand for solar photo-voltaic installation training in New York City, driven by an increase in solar installations in the area. Typical PV installations in New York City have characteristics that differ from systems in other locations. The report also outlines a marketing plan to attract students to the program. The City University of New York (CUNY) is developing a comprehensive training program for PV installers that will be accredited by the Institute for Sustainable Power (ISP).
May 1, 2006