Illinois’ Cook County Department of Environmental Control, along with a number of local partners jumpstarted community shared solar in the state and across the Midwest with a Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, Solar Market Pathways award.
Sara Baldwin Auck, IREC’s regulatory program director, was recognized during Solar Power International as a 2017 solar innovator and influencer by Solar Power World.
Through the US Department of Energy SunShot program, IREC, the ICC and the IAEI have developed new solar training resources for code officials, architects and other building professionals.
Recently, IREC joined national and local solar industry players and other stakeholders at the first community solar summit in Denver. Erica McConnell, an attorney who represents IREC in regulatory matters, shared her expertise to help regulators, companies and others navigate the community solar landscape.
Sara Baldwin Auck, IREC’s regulatory program director, and Brian Lydic, IREC’s new regulatory engineer, will be at Solar Power International 2017. Here’s where you can find them.
IREC announces Brian Lydic has joined the not-for-profit as the first engineer on IREC’s national team of regulatory policy experts.
These priority considerations for interconnection standards, a quick reference guide for regulators, is intended as a supplement to IREC’s Interconnection Model Rules, with key recommendations for states working to improve/update interconnection procedures.
Laure-Jeanne Davignon, IREC’s director of workforce development, shared initial outcomes of NASFM and IREC’s Department of Energy-funded work training 10,000 code officials and first responders to operate more safely and effectively around solar PV at NASFM’s annual 2017 conference.
On July 20, a diverse crowd of code officials, architects, designers and installers had a chance to add solar knowledge to their existing skills and qualifications at a half-day workshop in Pittsburgh in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Codes Conference.
At Intersolar North America, IREC and several Solar Market Pathways awardees highlighted pioneering resiliency efforts underway, as well as key lessons and tools emerging to facilitate more widespread adoption of solar+storage as part of local emergency planning and emergency preparedness efforts.