clean energy

The New Resource Growing the Pipeline of Qualified Workers for Energy Efficient Buildings

This article was originally published in BPA Connections from Building Performance Association (BPA). Jobs in high performance building design, construction, and retrofitting are crucial roles in the U.S. economy. And they will only become more important as the nation looks to

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Green Buildings Career Map Launches, Showcasing Diverse Energy Efficiency Career Options

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and its partners today announced the launch of the Green Buildings Career Map, an interactive career map highlighting the breadth of rewarding career opportunities in building energy efficiency. The Map was supported by a

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California Marks Important Milestone for Balancing Grid Needs, Consumer Protection in Key Smart Inverter Function

New reporting requirements for California utilities provide greater customer protection regarding the use of volt-watt, an important smart inverter function. Volt-watt is one of the “scariest” smart inverter functions for customers and developers, and this is a first of its

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The U.S. Energy Storage Association Annual Conference & Expo

The U.S. Energy Storage Association Annual Conference & Expo will convene stakeholders throughout the energy storage ecosystem for a two-part event in 2021. The virtual event April 21-22 offers live and on-demand education sessions, including keynote discussions with prominent industry

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Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) to Host Customer Grid Edge Committee 

March 9, 2021—IREC announced today that it will host Customer Grid Edge (CGE)—a committee of experts that seeks to improve interoperability between energy service providers and customer-sited equipment including renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrids. CGE was founded in 2008

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Environmental History and Black History are Intertwined: Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting Black environmentalists that have changed and continue to change the clean energy landscape for the better, key organizations that strive for environmental justice and representation of people of color in our

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The Solar Foundation Now Hiring: SolSmart Program Manager

The Solar Foundation will merge with IREC later this year in 2021! Check out this Program Manager opportunity below. Job Description The Solar Foundation is seeking a highly motivated Washington, DC-based Program Manager to achieve aggressive goals to support increased

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CPUC Ruling Improves a Key Grid Transparency Tool for Siting Renewables, Energy Storage

San Francisco, California—On Wednesday, January 27, the California Public Utilities Commission ordered several key improvements to the Integration Capacity Analysis, a valuable grid transparency tool. IREC, which filed the Motion requesting the changes adopted in this ruling, commends the Commission

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IREC Receives Donation of 1.2 MW Solar Installation from The Conti Group

Albany, NY [January 26, 2021] – The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) announced today that it has received a donation of a 1.2 MWDC solar installation, valued at $1.7 million, from The Conti Group. The donation is the largest unrestricted

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Minnesota PUC Fines Xcel Energy $1 Million for Interconnection Failures

Minnesota utility Xcel Energy was fined one million dollars on Thursday for exceeding a maximum number of customer service complaints as a result of significant delays in its processing of interconnection requests for solar projects. A ruling from the Minnesota

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