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Case Study: Cook County Jumpstarts Community Shared Solar

Illinois’ Cook County Department of Environmental Control, along with a number of local partners jumpstarted community shared solar in the state and across the Midwest with a Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, Solar Market Pathways award.

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Sara Baldwin Auck, Solar Power World 2017 Innovator & Infuencer

Sara Baldwin Auck, IREC’s regulatory program director, was recognized during Solar Power International as a 2017 solar innovator and influencer by Solar Power World.

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New Solar Learning Videos for Local Code Officials and Other Building Professionals

Through the US Department of Energy SunShot program, IREC, the ICC and the IAEI have developed new solar training resources for code officials, architects and other building professionals.

IREC Talks Community Solar Policies at Summit

Recently, IREC joined national and local solar industry players and other stakeholders at the first community solar summit in Denver. Erica McConnell, an attorney who represents IREC in regulatory matters, shared her expertise to help regulators, companies and others navigate the community solar landscape.

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IREC Sharing Regulatory Expertise at SPI

Sara Baldwin Auck, IREC’s regulatory program director, and Brian Lydic, IREC’s new regulatory engineer, will be at Solar Power International 2017. Here’s where you can find them.

IREC Announces New Regulatory Program Engineer

IREC announces Brian Lydic has joined the not-for-profit as the first engineer on IREC’s national team of regulatory policy experts.

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New Guide for Utility Regulators: Priority Considerations for Interconnection Standards

These priority considerations for interconnection standards, a quick reference guide for regulators, is intended as a supplement to IREC’s Interconnection Model Rules, with key recommendations for states working to improve/update interconnection procedures.

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State Fire Marshals Learn About Solar Training in Their States

Laure-Jeanne Davignon, IREC’s director of workforce development, shared initial outcomes of NASFM and IREC’s Department of Energy-funded work training 10,000 code officials and first responders to operate more safely and effectively around solar PV at NASFM’s annual 2017 conference.

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Solar Workshop Draws Diverse Allied Solar Professionals

On July 20, a diverse crowd of code officials, architects, designers and installers had a chance to add solar knowledge to their existing skills and qualifications at a half-day workshop in Pittsburgh in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Codes Conference.

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Local Resiliency with Solar+Storage Highlighted at Intersolar North America 2017

At Intersolar North America, IREC and several Solar Market Pathways awardees highlighted pioneering resiliency efforts underway, as well as key lessons and tools emerging to facilitate more widespread adoption of solar+storage as part of local emergency planning and emergency preparedness efforts.

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