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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.

IREC Firefighter Solar Training Featured in “Fire Engineering” Magazine

In addition to online solar training for firefighters, IREC and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) now offer in-person solar training at more than 30 US locations.

Asterisks and Advances

We officially kicked-off our IREC@35 year with a tremendously successful event last month in Washington, DC. It was an extraordinary evening with IREC friends, supporters and partners during which we reveled in our collective achievements, acknowledged the challenges ahead, and celebrated the legendary accomplishments of our dear friend and respected colleague, IREC President Emeritus Jane Weissman.

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IREC Credentialing Program Updates Candidate Handbook

The new version of IREC’s Credentialing Program Candidate Handbook features updates and improvements addressing questions and feedback from candidates that support a high quality assessment process.

Thinking About a Career in Solar?

The U.S. solar market continues its dazzling story, shattering all previous quarterly solar photovoltaic (PV) installation records. Now there is an updated tool to help you share with students and other stakeholders more about this rapidly advancing and changing industry.

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