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May 03, 2016

Kennebec Valley Community College holds ‘Solar PV Workshop for Maine Code Officials’ in January. The first-of-its-kind offered in Maine, a workshop featuring code requirements for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, was held on January 21 at Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC)

April 29, 2016

This day-and-a-half long workshop May 6-7, 2014 will introduce interested stakeholders to the IREC Standard for Clean Energy Certificate Programs and address attendee’s specific questions about the accreditation process. Participants will leave the workshop with a detailed plan to assemble a successful

April 28, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of final round funding under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative. This installment of four significant investments to help build the capacity of the American

April 18, 2016

IREC announces its Call for Nominees for its 3iAwards – a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects and programs that promote and accelerate the sustainable growth of clean energy. The IREC 3iAwards honor innovation, ingenuity and inspiration from the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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April 04, 2016

As IREC works on clean energy policy and workforce efforts in states across the country, we keep the consumer focus front and center, bringing an important independent voice to the table. And from this vantage point, we’ve identified some key consumer-oriented trends that we expect to garner heightened attention going forward.

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April 04, 2016

Along with the growing number of Americans exploring powering their homes from the sun, comes the need to help consumers through the complex process of going solar. Because there are many parts and intricacies of the transactions involved – some not so obvious and some difficult to grasp – the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) created a “Be Solar Smart Checklist,” which offers a step-by-step guide to simplify the complicated. It is part of a consumer tool trio including IREC’s Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights, the Solar Smart Consumer Checklist, and a Consumer Resources link list.

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March 29, 2016

Like a new Broadway hit, the debut of the Empire State’s ambitious regulatory initiative, Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), has garnered much fanfare and intrigue. And, rightly so, considering its lofty objectives to transform the energy sector in the state by integrating high volumes of distributed energy resources (DERs) into the electric system, among other goals.

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March 02, 2016

IREC’s recently published micro-credential case study is designed to bring a new credentialing option to certified energy auditors in the U.S. who want to expand their home health assessment expertise and offer more comprehensive services in the residential sector.

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February 24, 2016

Policymakers should ‘seek ways to accelerate adoption of DERs for everyone, including the poor’

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February 23, 2016

How GEARED is training the next generation of power systems engineers in universities across the U.S. who are innovating to integrate large amounts of renewables onto the grid.

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