Upcoming Events

WEBINARS: Solar for Apartment Buildings & Rent Control; Community Solar in Cook County & the Midwest

IREC recently hosted two webinars on the effects of rent control policies on apartment buildings with solar and how community solar is making impressive inroads in Illinois and the Midwest.

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How Puerto Rico Can Leapfrog to the Next Generation Grid

The destruction caused by Maria offers Puerto Rico the chance to “leapfrog their energy system to the next generation of electric grids,” said Larry Sherwood,  president and CEO of IREC.

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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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Solar’s Effect on Seemingly Unrelated Industries

A feature in the September special SPI print issue of Solar Industry Magazine highlights how firefighters, code officials, real estate brokers and appraisers, home financiers and others are affected by the growth of residential solar.

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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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Matchmaking: How the Solar Training Network’s New Solar Careers Web Platform Connects People with Solar Careers

The new Solar Training Network (STN), a program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, is a connection hub for solar job seekers, solar companies looking for new hires, solar training providers, and workforce development boards.

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At What Price? How to Improve Interconnection Cost Certainty and Predictability

For the average interconnection customer seeking to connect their distributed energy project to the grid, cost uncertainty and unpredictability may be a common occurrence.

Thank you, Louise Urgo

By Jane Weissman IREC President Emeritus Twenty years ago, Louise Urgo joined the IREC team but, the story starts before then.  Louise was the Contracting Officer at the Department of Energy and in the early 90s, she oversaw IREC’s grant

New IREC National Scorecard Grades State Shared Renewables Programs

IREC’s National Shared Renewables Scorecard is a free online resource that evaluates state shared renewable energy programs using objective scoring criteria based on best practices for program design.

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