Workforce Development & Training
More Firefighters Getting Top-Notch Solar Training
With more than 1.6 million solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. today, and a growth rate that puts us on track for 1 million new installations annually by 2025, it becomes more likely every day that a first responder might pull up to fight a kitchen fire and find the building is powered by the sun.
PV Training Can Fill Knowledge Gap for Code Officials and Other Professionals
From code officials to realtors, insurers to the fire service, there are a number of industries that impact the solar transaction, and the ‘soft’ (non-hardware) costs of going solar. IREC leads national and state efforts to streamline the permitting process to help address these costs, while simultaneously recognizing that it takes a well-trained workforce to support these initiatives.