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IREC Opens 2017 3iAwards Annual Search to Recognize Best in Nation

IREC announces its Call for Nominees for its 2017 3iAwards – a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects and programs that promote and accelerate the sustainable growth of clean energy.

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New Guiding Principles for Shared Renewable Energy Programs Released by IREC

IREC’s new Five Guiding Principles for Shared Renewable Energy reflect the benefits of shared renewable energy programs to participants, the renewable energy industry, utilities and all energy consumers.

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Join Us in DC March 8th in Support of a Strong Sustainable Energy Future!

  Celebrate how far we’ve come, the transformative leadership that shaped today’s clean energy landscape, and our collective continued commitment to a strong sustainable future! Join national leaders in the clean energy industry, elected officials, policymakers and advocates as we

FireFighters Benefit from New In-Person Solar Training 

IREC and partners – the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) – launched the first of 30 in-person training opportunities for firefighters to become solar smarter, so they are confident making swift, safe decisions in an emergency situation where solar technology is present.

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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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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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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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