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.
IREC NewsWorkforce Development & Training
IREC Awarded $2 Million to Strengthen and Diversify the Weatherization Workforce
Albany, NY (September 1, 2022) – The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $2 million grant to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) to lead a data-driven campaign to strengthen and diversify the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) workforce. Over the next three years, IREC will develop, pilot, and deploy an outreach campaign in partnership...
We Finally Have a Bold National Climate Change Law… What’s Next?
We know that the Inflation Reduction Act will massively increase the amount of renewable energy being installed in the United States, yet there remain a number of barriers that—if not addressed—stand to significantly slow or complicate the process. Learn how these are being addressed.
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.