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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new 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.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, IREC joined national and local solar industry players and other stakeholders at the first community solar summit in Denver. Erica McConnell, an attorney who represents IREC in regulatory matters, shared her expertise to help regulators, companies and others navigate the community solar landscape.