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New Tool: Checklist for Successful Utility-Led Community Solar Programs

IREC and Vote Solar developed a community solar checklist to promote scalable and replicable community solar programs that benefit customers and communities.

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IREC Milestone: More than 11,000+ Firefighters and Code Officials Now Solar Smarter

More than 11,000 firefighters and local code officials from states across the U.S. became solar smarter, thanks to the efforts of IREC’s workforce training program and its partners in a U.S. DOE initiative that just two years ago brought together “allied” professionals and solar training experts.

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A New Frontier: the Interconnection of Energy Storage

Part 8 of IREC’s interconnection series examines how to clear a path for the deployment of energy storage. SKY STANFIELD, ERICA MCCONNELL AND JOSEPH PETTA JANUARY 04, 2018 You purchased that spiffy new rooftop solar array and waited patiently in the

Nevada Closer to Ensuring Electric Grid Better Integrates Distributed Energy Resources

After many months of deliberation and input from stakeholders, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission adopted a framework for the state’s newly required investor-owned utilities’ Distribution Resource Plans (DRP), which will determine what resources and grid upgrades the utilities will need to make to meet consumer demand for electricity.

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IREC Creating First Micro-Credential For Leadership

Creating a micro-credential for specific leadership skills is new territory, as professions across industries begin to look for new, third-party validation of the specific expertise and training they value. Building on its unique experience creating clean energy micro-credentials, IREC has

National 3iAward Winners Announced by IREC at Intersolar

Special Energy Heroes Also Recognized July 11, 2018 (San Francisco, CA) – During an awards ceremony at Intersolar North America, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) today honored its 2018 3iAward recipients, celebrating the nation’s best innovation, ingenuity and inspiration in

California Expanding Solar For Low-Income and Environmental Justice Communities

IREC joined the solar industry, renewable energy and environmental justice organizations and advocates June 21st applauding a decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that will increase opportunities for low-income households to go solar, lower their utility bills, and participate in the state’s growing clean energy economy.

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New Minnesota Rules Make Connecting Clean Energy to the Grid Easier for Customers

After more than two years, Minnesota’s updated interconnection rules are the result of work at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC), by IREC, Fresh Energy and the  Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC). In May 2016, the three organizations jointly petitioned the PUC to initiate a proceeding to establish new interconnection standards that better align with the current market for distributed generation, and to achieve greater consistency with national best practices.

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ALL NEW! Online Interactive Solar Training for Local Code Officials

If you think online training has to be dry and boring, think again. Launched today by IREC is new online interactive video solar training for local code officials, which developers say has a “This Old House” approach.

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IREC Updates Its Popular State Shared Renewable Energy Program Catalog

IREC’s State Shared Renewable Energy Program Catalog helps policymakers, regulators and other stakeholders understand the details of existing and proposed state shared renewables statutes and program rules. The Catalog covers statewide shared renewable energy or shared renewables programs, which IREC defines as programs where

 

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