IREC News & Press Releases
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.
Overcoming the Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection
Across the U.S., the process of connecting storage to the electric grid continues to be sluggish, complex, and unclear due to lack of clarity in relevant policies.
Local Energy & Climate Solutions
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.
New Project Will Tackle Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection
A new project, supported by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, aims to simplify the interconnection process for energy storage.
IREC News & Press ReleasesLocal Energy & Climate Solutions
IREC Selected to Receive Energy Department Solar+Storage Project Awards
November 25, 2019 (Albany, NY) – IREC was selected to receive awards for two major new solar and solar+storage projects beginning in 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office recently announced. The projects will result in solutions that decrease the non-hardware costs and red tape associated with installing solar and solar-plus-storage systems...
SC utility board says ‘yes’ to natural gas, ‘no’ to solar
Source: The State A state utility board gave approval to Duke Energy to build a natural gas plant at the energy giant’s current coal-burning plant in Anderson County, but denied a request from two environmental groups that wanted Duke Energy to also build a solar farm that would rival the largest solar projects in the...
Xcel, Solar Groups Agree On Colorado Incentives
Source: CBS Denver Xcel Energy Inc. and two solar industry groups have made a joint proposal to Colorado utility regulators on incentives that encourage customers to put panels on their roofs, they said Tuesday. In announcing their agreement a day before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission opens hearing on Xcel’s renewable-energy policy plan, they made...