Renewable Energy

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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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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Join Our Team: IREC is Hiring for Three New Positions

Join our team! IREC is hiring for three new positions: Director of Development, Elearning Instructional Designer, and Program Engineer. Learn more about the positions below and apply. Director of Development IREC is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and innovative development expert

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The Solar Foundation and IREC to Unite With Expanded Impact

Washington, D.C. and Albany, NY, November 12, 2020 – The Solar Foundation and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) today announced they have signed an agreement to merge into a single, expanded nonprofit dedicated to the rapid adoption of clean

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Weatherization Benefits Start at Home, but Reach Much Further

U.S. DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Optimizes Energy Efficiency and Increases Energy Equity, Health, and Jobs Across the U.S., a multitude of homes were built before energy-efficient buildings were common, leaving households today with heightened costs and health risks. Weatherization

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Energy Efficiency Plays Crucial Role in a 100% Clean Energy Future

Energy Efficiency Saves Money, Creates Jobs, and Cuts Pollution Every year, much of the energy the U.S. consumes is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology—costing families and businesses money, and leading to increased carbon pollution, according to the

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Follow Us On Instagram!

IREC is now on Instagram! Follow us for the latest news about IREC’s programs, policies, and best practices in clean energy. We will be sharing insights from our reports and articles from IREC’s expert Regulatory Reform and Workforce Development teams,

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Overcoming the Barriers to Energy Storage Interconnection

New DOE-funded Project Will Develop Solutions to the Challenges of Storage Interconnection This article was originally published by North American Clean Energy. The energy storage industry has advanced rapidly, demonstrating the critical role storage technologies have to play in enabling

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