Press ReleaseWorkforce Development & Training
Solar Jobs Up in 47 States, Increase 9% Nationwide in 2021
Solar energy jobs were up in 47 states and increased 9 percent nationwide from 2020 to 2021 to a total of 255,037 solar workers.
New Research Sheds Light on When Key Smart Inverters Will Be Available
We explore the methodology of our research, underlying assumptions, and the resulting estimated timelines for when smart inverters with grid-support capabilities will be available on the market.
Response to Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA Ruling
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the case of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency is a grave loss for climate protection. State and local efforts like IREC's are now even more important.
Press ReleaseRegulatory Engagement
Groundbreaking California Rule Transforms How Renewables Connect to the Grid
A new decision today from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) marks a significant milestone by dramatically simplifying the interconnection process for distributed energy resources (DERs), like solar and batteries, and providing valuable transparency for project developers.
Workforce Development & Training
How Career Maps Can Support Energy Efficiency Job Training Outcomes
An innovative job training program developed and implemented through a partnership between the Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA) and CLEAResult—the Residential Construction Workforce Partnership—is bridging the gap between workers and green building jobs.
New Paper Identifies Emerging Best Practices for Electric Vehicle Charger Interconnection
A new paper from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) offers recommended best practices to streamline the process of interconnecting electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to the grid. Paving the Way: Emerging Best Practices for Electric Vehicle Charger Interconnection identifies new policies and practices at the state, local, and utility levels that can help resolve...