Interplay Learning Gets $1.25 Million Award for Their Solar Training Platform

Solar training platform

Interplay Learning is honored to announce that U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has awarded it a $1.25 million cooperative award. The award will drive the development of Interplay Learning’s Solar Training Platform, a first-of-its-kind content platform featuring 3D simulations and leveraging the latest in education technology.

Interplay’s Solar Training Platform will reduce training costs and drive employee productivity. The training solution addresses the installation quality issues and manpower bottlenecks which have constrained industry growth over the last several years.

The funding is delivered through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Technology to Market program. The goal of the program is to enable the widespread market penetration of highly impactful solar technologies and solutions through technology research, development and demonstration to facilitate new products entering the solar market. Interplay will be using the funding to build out a series of simulation-based trainings and a platform of tools to accelerate how solar companies onboard and train new employees. Interplay will work directly with solar manufacturers needing to scale pivotal trainings across the solar market.

Doug Donovan, chief executive officer of Interplay, adds, “We are thrilled to be contributing to advancing the goals of the SunShot Initiative. The Interplay Solar Training Platform will directly translate into lower industry soft costs for installer companies and equipment manufacturers.”

Interplay entered into the solar training space in 2014 in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) by delivering an Advanced Solar Troubleshooting Simulation Training.

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