IREC Receives Donation of 1.2 MW Solar Installation from The Conti Group
Albany, NY [January 26, 2021] – The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) announced today that it has received a donation of a 1.2 MWDC solar installation, valued at $1.7 million, from The Conti Group. The donation is the largest unrestricted charitable contribution that IREC has received. Through a long-term power purchase agreement, the system will...
Minnesota PUC Fines Xcel Energy $1 Million for Interconnection Failures
Minnesota utility Xcel Energy was fined one million dollars on Thursday for exceeding a maximum number of customer service complaints as a result of significant delays in its processing of interconnection requests for solar projects.
Equity & Inclusion
Equitable Access to Clean Energy Benefits for Frontline Communities
The 2020 Vision Summit gathered leaders from all over the country to discuss clean energy and strategies to surmount the barriers to reaching 100% 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.