apply as an expert

PARTICIPATE AS AN EXPERT

Consultants are subject matter experts (or technical assistance providers) that teach, guide, and help the teams throughout the Challenge by providing financial, legal, and other expertise and services. Consultants offer generalized services, such as tools, reports, or webinars to all of the competing teams; and/or provide one-on-one, customized support to specific teams, upon request.

Coaches support teams throughout the entire Challenge. Coaches don’t need deep solar experience, though some familiarity is an asset. Coaches will be selected for their passion, resourcefulness, and eagerness to connect, inspire, and support teams looking to bring solar to their communities. Coaches will answer questions their teams have, assess the teams’ progress and performance on a regular basis, and provide their teams with feedback and advice. Coaches will also connect teams to one another and share lessons learned across teams.

Consultants

  • Register to Participate


    1. Register as a user of the platform
    2. Prepare to recruit your team
    3. Apply as a consultant
    For more information, download the full checklist here.
  • Prepare to Apply


    1. Define your role in the Marketplace
    2. Make a list of all the products and services you can offer
    3. Prepare a price breakdown and availability
    For more information, download the full checklist here.
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    Submit an Application


    1. Submit before the deadline. DOE may accept applications on a rolling basis until August 2017.
    For more information, download the full checklist here.
  • Evaluation Criteria


    1. 40% Quality of Offered Services
    2. 30% Ability to Execute
    3. 30% Value of Offering
    For more information, download the full checklist here.
  • What to Expect


    1. Experts (or technical assistance providers) are evaluated and selected
    2. Experts are notified if they will be accepted to the Marketplace
    3. Orientation webinar
    For more information, download the full checklist here.
APPLY

COACHES

  • Register to Participate


    1. Register as a user of the platform
    2. Prepare to recruit your team
    3. Apply as a coach
    For more information, download the full checklist here.
  • Prepare to Apply


    1. Draft your narrative and include why you want to coach, your relevant experience, and your availability.
    2. Update your LinkedIn profile
    3. Obtain at least one letter of recommendation
    For more information, download the full checklist here.
  • Submit an Application


    1. Click here to submit an application
    2. Submit before the deadline. DOE may accept applications on a rolling basis until March 2018.
    For more information, download the full checklist here.
  • Evaluation Criteria


    1. 40% Relevant Experience
    2. 30% Ability to Execute
    3. 30% Inspiration
    For more information, download the full checklist here.
  • What to Expect


    1. Coaches are evaluated and selected
    2. Coaches are notified if they are selected to participate
    3. Orientation webinar
    For more information, download the full checklist here.
APPLY