Upcoming Events

CA Solar Forum Announced for Code and Fire Officials, Builders, Solar Installers

IREC, in association with the International Code Council’s Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), is presenting a half-day session at Intersolar North America on July 12th on solar codes and safety specifically for local building planners and inspectors, architects, builders, solar installers and others who will benefit, including fire officials.

Save the Date for IREC’s 2017 3iAwards

Join us at Intersolar North America when we honor our national 3iAward winners for the best of 2017 in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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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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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You Snooze, You Lose: Enforcing Interconnection Timelines for Everyone Involved

Among the many rules governing the electricity grid, there are innumerable timelines, deadlines and enforcement mechanisms in place to ensure the grid keeps humming along, providing safe and reliable electricity to the masses. Yet the surge of requests to connect new distributed energy resources to the grid and the resulting queue backlogs have revealed that states may be falling short when it comes to enforcing relevant timelines and deadlines for interconnection.

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Online Solar PV Safety Training for Fire Fighters [VIDEO]

IREC and the International Association of Fire Fighters have teamed up to create online, interactive solar PV training for fire service professionals. Support for this training comes from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. Designed by experts from the solar

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#BeSolarSmart

“We’d like solar professionals to put our consumer checklist directly into consumers’ hands, make it part of their marketing and sales efforts,” said IREC President/CEO Larry Sherwood at Solar Power International 2016. Three IREC consumer resources include the #BeSolarSmart checklist, Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights and online resources list.

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