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Local Code Officials Solar Smarter From New In-Person Training Course

As building plan reviewers, building and electrical inspectors, and other code officials work to keep pace with the swift acceleration of solar installations in their jurisdictions, one thing is for sure. Updated, job-focused professional training is critical, including the latest

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Applause! 48 IREC Credentials Awarded to Institutions & Instructors for High Quality Clean Energy Training

By Anna Sullivan, Credentialing Services Manager 2016 was eventful on many fronts. For IREC, this included the award of 48 new credentials to high quality clean energy training providers and instructors across the country. These institutions and individuals stepped up

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Celebrate with IREC on March 8th in Washington DC!

  We’re celebrating our 35th and honoring our esteemed colleague and cherished friend, Jane Weissman, on March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. March 8, 2017, 5:30-8:30 pm Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center 901 E St NW Washington, DC RSVP $100 per

Predictions 2017: 5 Takes on What the New Year Will Bring for Renewable Energy

Originally published on January 5, 2017 in UtilityDive #5 State Policies Will Continue to Drive the Clean Energy Revolution by Sara Baldwin Auck The solar sector compelled people to stand up and take notice in 2016. Following the federal tax

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Giving the Gift of Shared Renewables

IREC’s Updated Catalog Helps States Navigate Models for Shared Renewable Energy By Sara Baldwin Auck Director of IREC’s Regulatory Program The national landscape for state shared renewable energy programs is growing quickly. That’s great news from where we sit, after

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Experiencing Holiday Traffic or Airport Security Lines? That’s How Interconnection Queues Feel for Solar

The second in a series of IREC articles on interconnection originally published on 11/23/16 in GreenTechMedia We all have to wait in lines, from the bank to the grocery store to the airport. And we’ve all experienced frustration when people

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Apartment Buildings Get on the Energy Efficiency Train

Efforts are underway to address residential building energy use. In October, the National Network of Business and Industry Association provided a grant to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council that enabled it and the NAAEI to launch a micro-credential program aimed at apartment technical staffs.

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Webinar: Take Community Solar Challenge & Use New Toolkit for Success

IREC and the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) will host a Tools You Can Use for Community Solar webinar on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 3:00-4:15 pm EST to learn how to apply for the challenge, build community solar challenge programs and see the newly created Community Solar Toolkit.

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Become Solar Smart(er) with PV Training Online

Originally published in IAEI magazine online 11/4/16  by Ruth Fein Revell Where were you when _____? Most of us know exactly where we were, who we were with, and what our first thoughts were as major events of our lifetime

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Interconnection: The Key to Realizing Your Distributed Energy Policy Dream

Imagine a state that has enacted all of the policies that the public and clean energy providers have asked for: an aggressive renewable portfolio standard, a robust grid modernization plan, far-reaching shared renewables. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, people are celebrating and getting ready to build new projects — perfect, right?

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