As clean energy becomes a mainstream part of America’s energy economy, IREC’s programs to ensure fair consumer access to renewables, protect consumer rights, and build a quality renewable energy workforce are more important than ever.”

Larry Sherwood, IREC President/CEO

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), an independent not-for-profit organization since 1982, makes clean, efficient, sustainable energy possible for more Americans through forward-thinking regulatory reform, quality workforce development and consumer education.

  • IREC is a trusted national clean energy thought leader, stakeholder coordinator and expert resource for information and objective analysis grounded in best practices and standards.
  • Our unique work expands consumer access to affordable, reliable, clean and efficient energy, including for those with low-moderate income and in underserved communities.
  • We lead national efforts to build a quality-trained clean energy workforce, including solar training for code officials, fire fighters and other “allied” professionals.

Together, IREC’s programs and initiatives empower consumers to make clean energy investments with confidence.

Partners and Supporters leverage our shared commitment to a clean energy future by supporting IREC’s programs, initiatives and events. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, donations to IREC are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

“IREC’s expertise, at the heart of the nation’s renewable energy growth for more than 35 years, is critical to our clean energy future.

Larry Shirley, IREC Chairman of the Board


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