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Top-Notch Academics + High-Power Networking: We’re Shaping The Clean Energy Power Engineering Workforce

Originally published on the GEARED website Caroline Kamm, a senior at the University of Central Florida (UCF), is pursuing not one but two Bachelor of Science degrees: one in electrical engineering and one in mechanical engineering. Her studies focus on

Updated & Expanded Solar Plan Review And Inspection Checklists

IREC’s updated and expanded “Model Inspection Checklist for Rooftop PV” provides basic guidelines for reviewing a building permit plan application and inspecting most residential rooftop PV systems.

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Annual Search for National Clean Energy 3iAwards: New for 2018 Young Clean Energy Innovator

IREC opens its call for nominees for its 2018 3iAwards – a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects and programs that promote and accelerate the sustainable growth of clean energy. The IREC 3iAwards honor innovation, ingenuity and inspiration from the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency. This year adds a new award for Young Clean Energy Innovator.

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IREC Elects John Hall and Dan Reicher to Board of Directors

IREC elects John Hall, associate vice president for the Environmental Defense Fund in Texas, and Dan Reicher, executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University to its board of directors.

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Utility Professionals: Meet Your Future Power Systems Workforce!

When they weren’t connecting with each other to learn about similar power systems research at other schools, GEAREAD students were meeting with and talking to utility professionals at DistribuTECH 2018 about their research and potential employment opportunities.

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WEBINAR: New Tools for Building the Modern Grid

IREC recently hosted a webinar with the authors of our new Hosting Capacity Analyses (HCA) guide, a tool to help state regulators integrate and optimize distributed energy resources as an integral component of the grid.

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Report Guides States to Optimize Modern Electric Grid

An in-depth guide released by IREC, Optimizing the Grid: A Regulator’s Guide to Hosting Capacity Analyses for Distributed Energy Resources, will help states manage the grid redesign with new analytical tools and the benefit of lessons learned from states leading the way.

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The ABCs of Community Solar Basics

Community Solar Basic is IREC’s new handy guide to the basic mechanics of creating healthy community solar programs, featuring seven crucial policies and design elements, checklists and resources ideal for state or community-based programs like yours.

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Coming in 2018: PVOT Revamp!

Joe Sarubbi, IREC technical education, training and workforce development specialist, was onsite with electrical inspector, International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) educator and “film star” Jim Rogers to produce some new training footage shot across four states.

New Solar Learning Videos for Local Code Officials and Other Building Professionals

Through the US Department of Energy SunShot program, IREC, the ICC and the IAEI have developed new solar training resources for code officials, architects and other building professionals.

 

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