IREC’s 2020 Impacts: Building the Foundation for Rapid Clean Energy Growth
The IREC team had many positive impacts this year that helped advance the growth of clean energy.
Joining Forces for Rapid Progress Toward Clean Energy
An Interview with Larry Sherwood and Andrea Luecke on the merger Between the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and The Solar Foundation.
State Interconnection Rules: The Gatekeepers to Energy Storage
FERC Order 841, which was upheld by a D.C. Circuit Court ruling this summer, made clear that states could not explicitly bar the participation of distributed energy storage in wholesale markets. While this is an important milestone, state-level interconnection policies are the true gatekeepers to energy storage market participation.
The Solar Foundation and IREC to Unite With Expanded Impact
The Solar Foundation and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) today announced they have signed an agreement to merge into a single, expanded nonprofit dedicated to the rapid adoption of clean energy.
The Merger Between IREC and The Solar Foundation: Questions and Answers
We are announcing the merger of two renowned clean energy organizations: The Solar Foundation and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).
Press ReleaseRegulatory Engagement
California Adopts First Interconnection Rules to Utilize Hosting Capacity Results
Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued sweeping changes to Rule 21, the rules under which distributed energy resources, like solar power and energy storage, may interconnect to California’s electric grid. The changes represent a radical shift in how states handle interconnection policy, with a number of unprecedented changes that will provide a model...
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Why Improving Local Solar & Storage Codes Brings Us Closer to a Clean Energy Future
The permitting and inspection process for clean energy systems is a key area where there are opportunities for reducing “soft costs”—the non-hardware costs, such as labor and administrative tasks, that comprise over 60% of the cost of a solar installation and have been slow to decline.