Solar Power Fellowships

2022 Applications are now closed.

Meet the 2022 Rising Solar Fellows

GRID Alternatives and WRISE are partnering again for a Rising Solar fellowship program to give aspiring solar professionals from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to pursue a career in renewable energy.

Rising Solar Fellows receive:

  • free access to the RE+ conference
  • specialized program content exclusively for fellows
  • mentoring and networking opportunities
  • and the chance to collaborate with and learn from a peer group of fellows

The program, part of GRID and WRISE’s workforce diversity initiatives, is aimed at anyone identifying as a woman or marginalized gender training for careers in installation and design as well as college and graduate students studying renewable energy and related fields.

During the 2 month duration of the fellowship, fellows will be expected to attend the RE+ conference, as well as pre and post conference virtual meetings. Fellows will be traveling to attend RE+ in-person this year; however, the health and safety of our fellows and team remain a top priority. We will continue to be conscious of COVID-19 and implement appropriate safety protocol.

Contact fellowships[at]WRISEnergy[dot]org with questions

Rising Solar Fellowship Eligibility:

  • The Solar Power Fellowship is available to anyone 18 or older identifying as a woman or marginalized gender, who is currently enrolled as a student or is a recent graduate of a college, university, or technical certificate program (including graduate degree programs as well as installer training programs) and is not yet in the industry.
  • Fellowship applicants may be interested in any sector of renewable energy, including academic, manufacturing, technical, consulting, engineering, finance, and others
  • Applicants must be planning to pursue a renewable energy career in the United States and will benefit most if interested in the solar industry specifically.

*At this time, we are only accepting applications from students or graduates of US-based schools/programs.

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

• Demonstrated interest in renewable energy
• Academic and/or vocational achievement
• Work and volunteer experience
• Potential for future contributions to the U.S. renewable energy community
• Financial need


Applications for the Rising Solar Fellowship 2022 are now closed.

Thank you to our 2022

Solar Power Fellowship Sponsor!