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What is Interconnection and Why it Matters

Over the past decade, IREC has worked with dozens of states across the country to facilitate and support the adoption of fundamental regulatory policy reforms that maintain the safety and reliability of the electric grid, while also allowing for fair, affordable and efficient consumer access to renewable energy.

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IREC’s Solar Career Map: Beyond the Rooftop Installer       

IREC’s Solar Career Map is a dynamic 21st century tool that charts a course for promotion or advancement through growing opportunities in the modern solar industry.

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6 Foundational Policies to Integrate Renewables on the Grid

So what happens when the sun doesn’t shine and a breeze doesn’t blow? Because renewable resources like solar and wind offer only intermittent access, storage technologies are front and center in multiple issues that will determine what our clean energy future will look like.

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The Faces and Stories of Today’s Solar Workforce

With the solar industry adding jobs at a rate nearly 20 times faster than the overall economy, just about the only certainty is change. IREC’s Solar Career Map features a dynamic, interactive interface – a 21st century tool that charts a course for promotion or advancement through growing opportunities in the modern solar industry.

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National Network Releases Work and Learn Guidebook for Employers

New report from the National Network of Business and Industry Associations highlights 15 real-life models, providing a blueprint to help companies implement similar strategies that improve workforce recruitment, training and advancement. IREC is a member of the National Network, representing the clean energy sector.

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Charting Our Course

IREC’s Solar Career Map features a dynamic, interactive interface – a 21st century tool that charts a course for promotion or advancement through growing opportunities in the modern solar industry. Chock full of valuable data about the knowledge, skills and credentials needed to perform 40 key solar jobs, the map also breathes life into these occupations, through the faces and stories behind this expanding universe.

New Solar Career Mapping Tool Launched by IREC at Solar Power International

A new, highly interactive Solar Career Map launched by IREC, designed for workforce professionals, educators, policymakers and job seekers, explores an expanding universe of solar-energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the high-quality training necessary to do them well.

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Report Summarizes CA Virtual Net Metering Policies & Tariffs

In partnership with CalSEIA and the Center for Sustainable Energy, IREC co-authored the Virtual Net Metering Policy Background and Tariff Summary report, which provides a comprehensive overview of California’s multi-tenant policies and an explanation of similar shared solar programs throughout the country.

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New Toolkit to Help Local Governments with Solar Financing

In an effort to reduce solar soft costs and assist local governments and other public entities seeking to install and finance rooftop solar systems, IREC has developed a comprehensive toolkit on retail solar power purchase agreements (PPAs).

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Easing the Transition

This landmark IREC report offers a unique look at the national movement toward a more modern electricity grid, and offers five insightful approaches for state utility regulators to consider when developing new rules and regulations that govern the electricity system and electric utilities.

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