IREC makes affordable, reliable, sustainable energy and energy efficiency possible for more Americans. Our transformative national leadership advances clean energy regulatory policy and a job-ready workforce, which together support a rapidly growing segment of our economy.

IREC counts on public and private funds to produce the success we’ve been at the forefront for more than three decades, like:

  • Working state by state for renewable energy access that’s fair and affordable for all Americans;
  • Producing trusted, thought leading independent reports and timely, fact-based resources relied on by public and private sector decision makers;
  • Ensuring a qualified clean energy workforce through training standards and best practices that protect consumers’ investments in clean energy technologies; and
  • Empowering consumers with tools that make the complex process of going solar more understandable and transparent.

IREC’s Sources of Support

IREC has significantly diversified our funding sources in recent years. Non-governmental sources now make up 67% of our total funding, up from 23% in 2014.

Today, IREC is largely funded by private foundations, sub-contracts with other organizations, program fees, event sponsorships, and donations from businesses and individuals.

In recent months, we expanded our reach with donor-advised funds (DAF Direct) and Benevity to build and sustain our base of individual and workplace contributors.

We thank our program funders for their generous support.


IREC Program Funders July 2019

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, donations to IREC are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 




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