An Interview with Larry Sherwood and Andrea Luecke on the Merger Between the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and The Solar Foundation The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and The Solar Foundation recently announced an agreement to merge into a single,…
Joining Forces for Rapid Progress Toward Clean Energy
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…
National 3iAward Winners and Energy Heroes Honored by IREC at Solar Power International
(Salt Lake City, UT) — Today at an awards ceremony, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) honored the winners of its annual 3iAwards, a prestigious national search for best of 2019 in Innovation, Ingenuity and Inspiration in renewable energy and…
Solar Instructor Training Network Successor Program Announced
SITN’s successor program, the Solar Training Network, will continue the momentum started by the SITN. This new program seeks to meet the needs of the growing solar industry by continuing to build the network of solar training providers, job seekers and employers. The newly configured Solar Training Network will be led by our friends at The Solar Foundation.
Solar Foundation Releases State Solar Jobs Map and National Solar Jobs Census
On February 11th, 2014, The Solar Foundation released its State Solar Jobs Map, showing that solar jobs were added in 43 states and the District of Columbia. Jobs figures, rankings of industry sectors by employment, key state policies supporting solar, were listed for each state. In addition TSF also performed its first-ever “deep dive” into district-level solar employment in select states using the same survey-based methods employed in its award-winning National Solar Jobs Census series.
Updated Solar Foundation Map Shows Solar Jobs by State
The Solar Foundation (TSF) released its highly anticipated interactive state solar jobs map for all 50 states. According to TSF, these numbers are believed to be the most credible and up-to-date state-level jobs numbers in existence.
But what does it mean?
When you start a presentation or a report with terms that mean different things to different people, chances are you’re not going to be successful in getting your point across. While making sure we use clearly defined and understandable terms seems intuitive, it doesn’t always happen. The clean energy community has a ways to go to make sure we’re all talking the same language. But, there are good moves on the horizon.
National Solar Jobs Census: U.S. Solar Jobs Grew 20% Last Year
The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census reports over 23,000 new solar energy related jobs created in 2013, bringing US total to over 142,000, an increase of 20% over last year.
Do Green Jobs Come in Any Other Color?
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute just released a jam-packed, five-page fact sheet on energy efficiency and renewable energy jobs. National and state figures from different sources carry the punch line that in 2012 alone, there were over 110,000 jobs created in the clean energy sector.
SEPA/SEIA, Solar Foundation release national solar census: stand up and be counted
The Solar Foundation, SEPA and SEIA have released a national solar census designed to gather data on U.S. solar labor supply and demand. Organizers By answering this survey, you can help us better understand the size, breadth and characteristics of…