Recent News

August 01, 2016

For the fourth year, IREC brings some of the nation’s most involved solar thought leaders to the floor of Solar Power International 2016 to share their forecasts, innovative programs and recommendations based on best practices and cutting-edge thinking. We’ll also

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July 27, 2016

Produced in conjunction with the interactive Solar Career Map are five short videos with 18 solar professionals that put real faces behind an expanding universe of solar energy occupations.

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July 22, 2016

Celebrating 23 years of recognizing exemplary people, projects and programs for renewable energy and energy efficiency, our 2016 year’s winners in each competitive category were selected by more than 1,000 online voters. Join us as we honor our 2016 3iAwardees

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July 13, 2016

Maybe you’ve seen ads for solar deals or you’ve seen solar panels pop up on rooftops around the neighborhood. You may be wondering, is a solar system right for me? Can it save me money?

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June 28, 2016

IREC is looking for an ambitious, self-motivated and self-directed program coordinator to support IREC’s state and national engagement and leadership on distributed energy resource policies and related consumer issues.

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June 24, 2016

SITN’s successor program, the Solar Training Network, will continue the momentum started by the SITN. This new program seeks to meet the needs of the growing solar industry by continuing to build the network of solar training providers, job seekers and employers. The newly configured Solar Training Network will be led by our friends at The Solar Foundation.

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June 23, 2016

A long-awaited Rule 21 decision today by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) comes with some very important wins for the energy customer who is interested in investing in distributed renewable energy.

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June 13, 2016

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and IREC partnered to create an online training course that is far beyond the PowerPoint click-and-view model. The self-paced online course, “Solar PV Safety for Fire Fighters,” features rich video content and simulated environments so fire fighters can practice the knowledge they’ve learned.

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May 30, 2016

The applications for IREC’s coveted 2016 3iAwards for Innovation, Ingenuity and Inspiration in the clean energy economy are in. It’s time to vote for the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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May 23, 2016

Jane Weissman will step down as IREC president and CEO on June 30, after leading the national non-for-profit since 1994. The IREC Board of Directors has appointed Larry Sherwood, currently IREC vice president and COO, to take over the organization’s leadership position.

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