Trainers need a way to express their professional qualifications in today’s digital world. Digital badges and credentials are used worldwide to show validated accomplishments. IREC recently created a new application for this technology, launching a digital credentialing initiative for our certified clean energy instructors and master trainers.
State policies are creating many laboratories for solar, but some federal leadership is still required. Today, states and local governments are defining the future of the solar sector. It’s not surprising, considering solar represented 32% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2014 – second only to natural gas – and considering 20 states are now home to more than 100 MW of installed solar PV capacity.
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.
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.
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).
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.
IREC is at the American Association of Community College’s annual conference, Workforce Remix, from January 28-31, participating in a day-long pre-conference workshop, and exhibiting in a booth.
Part of Power Generation Week, REWNA will be held December 9-11, packed with pre-conference workshops, technical tours, more than 70 conference sessions, panel discussions, three exhibition days and multiple networking events.
ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA, North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, and the Meister Consultants Group of the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership present a free hour-long webinar 11/5 on regulatory and rate design pathways to deeper solar cost reductions on county solar fees and net metering.
IREC honored its 2014 national 3iAward winners – for Innovation, Ingenuity, Inspiration in renewable energy and energy efficiency – at an awards ceremony on the show floor at SPI. This year’s winners in each competitive category were for the first time selected by some 1,000 online voters.