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New Candidate Handbook Released

The latest version of the IREC Candidate Handbook is out. Updates include eligibility, recertification and the new online system for current credential holders, IREC Direct.

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IREC Joins Solar Market Pathways Project

IREC joins the new U.S. Department of Energy Solar Market Pathways project as a partner with the project’s national coordinator, The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), to provide technical assistance to the Pathways’ teams and create an expanded learning network that connects solar stakeholders across the U.S.

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Countdown to Anaheim: Join Us at the 3iForum!

Make plans now to attend IREC’s 2015 3iForum at Solar Power International with two days of insightful 30-minute sessions from IREC’s solar thought leaders. We’ll be in the Solar Industry Trends booth #3717 on the SPI exhibition floor, September 15-17 in Anaheim, California.

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Congratulate our 2015 3iAward Winners in Anaheim

Join us at the 3iAwards ceremony at 4pm PDT Wednesday, September 16 in conjunction with Solar Power International (SPI) 2015, at the Anaheim Convention Center. We’ll honor the winners in the solar industry trends booth #3717 on the SPI expo floor for their innovation, ingenuity and inspiration.

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Vote for IREC’s 3iAwards Finalists!

The applications for IREC’s coveted 2015 3iAwards for Innovation, Ingenuity and Inspiration are in, and it’s time to vote!

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A National Initiative: Solar for All

This week’s presidential announcement of a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, in particular low- and moderate-income communities, is an exciting expansion of IREC’s groundbreaking work in this area, which began in California.

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Remembering our dear friend Pat Fox

Our dear friend and colleague Pat Fox died on July 4th after a four-year, hard-fought battle with cancer. All of us at IREC are heartbroken. Pat’s illness took her through many ups and downs. When her news was good, we cheered. When it wasn’t, we cried.

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Distributed Energy Storage: a New Perspective for Utility Regulators

A landmark report from Clean Power Research for IREC proposes a methodology for the value of solar PV+energy storage that could be used in any location.

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Mariesa Crow On Renewables, Smart Grid & Tomorrow’s Power Engineering Workforce

Mariesa Crow, the F. Finley distinguished professor of electrical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri and MARMET program lead sits down with IntelligentUtility for its women-in-energy series and talks about challenges and opportunities in the power engineering industry.

Solar Instructor Community of Practice: A New Interactive Model

How can solar instructors openly share best practices and engage in ongoing conversations aimed at making solar training and instruction the best it can be? Tim Wilhelm, professor and program coordinator Electrical Technology, Renewable Energy Program at Kankakee Community College (KCC), proposed the concept to the National Science Foundation, resulting in an NSF grant to develop the solar instructor of community practice.

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