True or false: Transmission and transmission planning are only relevant to large, conventional electricity generators, and distributed renewables are only concerned with the distribution system, and never the twain shall meet. For many decades, this statement was profoundly true. But nowadays, with evolving technologies, improved planning processes and an expanded emphasis on integrated systems, the two previously disparate elements of our energy system are beginning to intersect.
Transmission: More than Meets the Eye
California says current solar owners can cash in off their excess power for 20 years
Source: Southern California Public Radio The California Public Utilities Commission finalized a decision on Thursday to guarantee that homeowners with solar systems will be allowed to continue in the current net metering program for 20 years from the date of installation. Net…
Unique National Clean Energy Credentialing Alliance Created
A group of well-established, nationally accredited credentialing organizations announced the formation of a unique Clean Energy Credentialing Coalition (CECC) to demonstrate and promote the collective importance of third-party quality assessment, and the value it brings to building strong and competent renewable energy and energy efficiency markets.
Simplifying the Solar Permitting Process: The Importance of Consistency
Many municipalities and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) are facing dramatic increases in rooftop solar permit applications. With this trend expected to continue and spread, streamlining building and electrical permitting processes will become increasingly important to more AHJs. To facilitate…
IREC Designated American National Standards Developer
July 11, 2013 (Latham, NY) – In its role as a national leader in training credentials and standards development, IREC is honored to announce its new status as an accredited American National Standards Developer. This designation by the American National…