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ANSI-IREC Accreditation Workshop

This day-and-a-half long workshop May 6-7, 2014 will introduce interested stakeholders to the IREC Standard for Clean Energy Certificate Programs and address attendee’s specific questions about the accreditation process. Participants will leave the workshop with a detailed plan to assemble a successful

IREC Applauds Funding Focus on National Industry Partnerships to Close Skills Gap

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of final round funding under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative. This installment of four significant investments to help build the capacity of the American

IREC Opens 3iAwards Annual Search to Recognize Best in Nation Innovation. Ingenuity. Inspiration.

IREC announces its Call for Nominees for its 3iAwards – a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects and programs that promote and accelerate the sustainable growth of clean energy. The IREC 3iAwards honor innovation, ingenuity and inspiration from the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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What’s Trending: Consumer Tools, Transparency and the Modern Grid

As IREC works on clean energy policy and workforce efforts in states across the country, we keep the consumer focus front and center, bringing an important independent voice to the table. And from this vantage point, we’ve identified some key consumer-oriented trends that we expect to garner heightened attention going forward.

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New “Be Solar Smart” Consumer Tools Promote Safe Installation and Fair Deal

Along with the growing number of Americans exploring powering their homes from the sun, comes the need to help consumers through the complex process of going solar. Because there are many parts and intricacies of the transactions involved – some not so obvious and some difficult to grasp – the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) created a “Be Solar Smart Checklist,” which offers a step-by-step guide to simplify the complicated. It is part of a consumer tool trio including IREC’s Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights, the Solar Smart Consumer Checklist, and a Consumer Resources link list.

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New York Takes First Steps to Update Interconnection for a Distributed Resources Future

Like a new Broadway hit, the debut of the Empire State’s ambitious regulatory initiative, Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), has garnered much fanfare and intrigue. And, rightly so, considering its lofty objectives to transform the energy sector in the state by integrating high volumes of distributed energy resources (DERs) into the electric system, among other goals.

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Clean Energy Industry Introduced to Promising New Credentialing Pathway

IREC’s recently published micro-credential case study is designed to bring a new credentialing option to certified energy auditors in the U.S. who want to expand their home health assessment expertise and offer more comprehensive services in the residential sector.

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Empowerment over Protection: how solar and DERs can help the disadvantaged

Policymakers should ‘seek ways to accelerate adoption of DERs for everyone, including the poor’

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GEARED: the next generation of power systems engineers is in the queue

How GEARED is training the next generation of power systems engineers in universities across the U.S. who are innovating to integrate large amounts of renewables onto the grid.

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Industry Forms Coalition for Community Solar Access

Leading energy companies in the solar market this week announced the formation of the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), the first-ever national trade association for community solar.

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