Monthly Archives: November 2012

ANSI-IREC Awardees Recognized at CEWEC

In September, ANSI and IREC announced three certificate-awarding entities had been accredited under the ANSI-IREC pilot accreditation program for training/education programs in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.  The three entities, CalCERTS, CleanTech Education and the Midwest Renewable Energy

Community-shared solar webinar: 11/28 with Erica Schroeder & Rich Swope

Community-shared solar can allow individuals and organizations unable to take advantage of on-site renewable generation to participate in distributed generation and support the development of renewable energy. Community facilities can also take advantage of economies of scale in a way

The IREC ISPQ Credentials: a deep dive on process and value offered at CEWEC

Credential team reviews tip on how to apply and addressing challenging requirements It was a two-fer for the IREC ISPQ Credential at the 5th national clean energy workforce education conference in Albany earlier this month:  how to complete a successful

IREC’s Credentialing Assessors Practice What They Preach: consistently refining their own training

Pre-conference training workshop helps assessors refine consistency when reviewing applications Hailing from 14 states and Canada, 15 Assessors for the IREC Credentialing Program spent nine hours over two days in an intensive, interactive training session in Albany recently, just ahead

News from DSIRE: week of 11/26/12

    CALIFORNIA – Marin FIT Muscles up Marin Clean Energy, a community choice aggregator, launched a feed-in tariff in 2011. The program’s budget, originally set to support 2 MW of projects, has been expanded to support 10 MW of

Clean Energy Education Innovators: What’s Working, What’s Not & What’s Next

Albany, NY – “We’ve moved past the point when ‘green jobs’ was just a marketing term, a sound bite,” said Jane Weissman, executive director of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) in opening the 5th National Clean Energy Workforce Education

Facilitating Mass Connections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts might not get as much sun as California but, judging by interconnection queues, the Bay Staters’ interest in solar seems just as high. According to a KEMA report prepared for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the

November 2012 Connecting to the Grid Newsletter

WHAT’S NEW AS OF NOVEMBER 2012?   Note from the Editor Facilitating Mass Connections in Massachusetts Massachusetts might not get as much sun as California but, judging by interconnection queues, the Bay Staters’ interest in solar seems just as high.

New Jersey BPU Considers Solar DG Siting Requirements

When the talk turns to installing solar-energy systems, the debate often recalls the old adage about what to keep in mind when buying real estate — location, location, and location. That issue is emerging as particularly contentious for the state

New Mexico PRC Issues Proposed Rules for Net Metering and Cogeneration

In late September, the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission (PRC) established a docket (Case No. 12-00332-UT) to update the state’s rules governing cogeneration and small power production. The PRC issued a proposed rule, which reflects changes in the federal Public

 

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