Laure-Jeanne Davignon, IREC’s director of workforce development, shared initial outcomes of NASFM and IREC’s Department of Energy-funded work training 10,000 code officials and first responders to operate more safely and effectively around solar PV at NASFM’s annual 2017 conference.
On July 20, a diverse crowd of code officials, architects, designers and installers had a chance to add solar knowledge to their existing skills and qualifications at a half-day workshop in Pittsburgh in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Codes Conference.
At Intersolar North America, IREC and several Solar Market Pathways awardees highlighted pioneering resiliency efforts underway, as well as key lessons and tools emerging to facilitate more widespread adoption of solar+storage as part of local emergency planning and emergency preparedness efforts.
With an introductory perspective from IREC President/CEO Larry Sherwood, national solar code and technical experts Jerry Henderson and Pete Jackson discussed recent solar code updates and the impact on those tasked with enforcement.
Our annual 3iAwards ceremony and three timely regulatory updates drew industry, government, advocates and other stakeholders over three days at Intersolar North America 2017. Here’s what you missed if you weren’t there.
During an awards ceremony at Intersolar North America, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) today honored its 2017 3iAward recipients, celebrating the nation’s best innovation, ingenuity and inspiration in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The winners are based on a prestigious annual national search.
For the fourth summer, 35 graduate and undergraduate engineering students from FEEDER’s consortium of 12 universities experienced first-hand how power engineering goes from classroom to real-world. This year’s summer workshop was the largest since the program began in 2014. FEEDER stands for Foundations for Engineering Education for Distributed Energy Resources.
Oregon reached a critical waypoint in its policy journey to enable community solar – allowing multiple individuals to participate in and share in the benefits of a shared solar project. As a result, Oregonians are now closer than ever to being able to access community solar.
Join us at Intersolar North America when we honor our national 3iAward winners for the best of 2017 in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
In response to industry feedback on gaps in the clean energy credentialing landscape, IREC has worked behind the scenes with a myriad of partners for the past three years to develop a valid and trusted framework for high-quality micro-credentials. Today, we see emerging as a pressing priority quality third-party validation of specialty skills both for clean energy allied professions, whose jobs “touch” renewable or energy efficiency technology in some way, and for add-on skills for full-scope credentials that currently exist within the clean energy professions.