Clean Energy Jobs Accelerator

Program Updates - Last Updated 5/28

We’re in the process of making changes to our Solar Jobs Training Program and Solar Contractor Accelerator to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll continue to update the information below – please check back to stay up-to-date. We greatly appreciate your patience during this difficult time.

Solar Jobs Training Program: We've moved our programming online and will be recruiting for next cohorts soon. If you’re interested in participating, fill out the application form and a program team member will be in touch with you about next steps.

Solar Contractor Accelerator: We’ve moved programming online and are hosting the following events, which are open to the public:

  • Graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. Register here.
  • "The Solar Marketplace" workshop on Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m. Register here.
  • "Licensing and Certifications" workshop on Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m. Register here.
  • "Your First Project" workshop on Tuesday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. Register here.

Our Programs

With the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act, resources for energy efficiency and solar energy in Illinois are rapidly increasing. As a direct benefit of this law, Elevate Energy prepares individuals and contractor businesses from economically disadvantaged communities to build a career or a business in the clean energy economy. Elevate Energy collaborates with community partners to provide access to training, resources, and jobs to ensure an equitable, inclusive, and quality clean energy workforce.

Elevate Energy’s Clean Energy Jobs Accelerator consists of two programs: the Solar Jobs Training Program and the Contractor Accelerator. Learn more about each program below and read our program factsheet.

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