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August 27, 2018

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

July 11, 2018

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

June 25, 2018

In just 15 months, more than 5,000 firefighters and 5,000 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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June 22, 2018

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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May 30, 2018

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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May 16, 2018

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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April 25, 2018

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

April 24, 2018

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

March 20, 2018

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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February 26, 2018

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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