Recent News

February 25, 2015

a workshop on microgrid systems and power electronics for low energy buildings brings together renewable energy systems and their integration into electricity grids and buildings. The workshop, sponsored by GEARED DTTC, Mid-America Microgrid Education and Training Consortium (MARMET), the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society Emerging Technologies Technical Committee, follows from a focused workshop held in 2014 at the Applied Power Electronics Conference.

February 19, 2015

IREC’s work developing shared solar programs is opening options for millions of Americans who don’t own a home or have a sunny rooftop or other renewable resource on-site. With this Shared Solar Program Catalog IREC and SEPA are keeping track of shared renewables programs to help utilities and others interested in starting a program of their own.

February 19, 2015

SolPowerPeople’s mobile brick-and-mortar solar lab brings hands-on, PV training to you, anywhere, anytime. Since 2010, SolPowerPeople has offered quality solar training and education in PV systems design, installation, operations and management to more than 3,000 people from 90 countries.

February 18, 2015

For clean energy education/training programs serious about earning the most recognized mark of quality in clean energy, comes a marathon-inspired training that makes preparation for the coveted IREC Credential a less daunting process. IREC’s new plan helps programs prepare to apply and strengthen their training programs gradually over 16 weeks. And it’s FREE.

February 17, 2015

Today, February 13, 2015, is graduation day for the first group of veterans in a Solar PV Training pilot program specifically for veterans, from the SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy.

February 13, 2015

What a week for energy news! And right in the middle of it all is what we believe to be a landmark paper. In the event you didn’t find time to take a look at it, here are the highlights.

February 12, 2015

On February 12th, 2015, The Solar Foundation released the results of an expanded effort to capture solar employments trends at the state level with six reports exploring Arizona, California, Georgia, Maryland, New York, and Texas.

February 11, 2015

IREC joined some 600 community college presidents, administrators, instructors and partners in Newport Beach, CA recently for the American Association of Community Colleges Workforce Development Institute. IREC CEO/President Jane Weissman presented Community Colleges Educating for and Building a Clean Energy Economy.

February 11, 2015

Multiple compounding factors are driving national movement toward a more modern electricity grid, one that enables a cleaner energy future. A thought-leading report released today by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) offers a unique look at easing that transition, and offers five insightful approaches for state utility regulators who, ultimately, will facilitate this transition through the rules and regulations that govern the electricity system and electric utilities.

February 09, 2015

Codes and standards don’t sound particularly sexy. But they are important consumer protections both for safety and quality of solar PV installations. There are literally hundreds of PV related codes and standards developed by many different code and standard development organizations. The challenge is to balance consumer protection with an appropriate level of industry regulation.

 

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