"Training is keeping time with changing markets; not playing catch-up" says Jane Weissman

“Training is keeping time with changing markets; not playing catch-up.” Jane Weissman at IREC’s 3iForum at SPI 2014

For the third year, IREC will bring some of the nation’s most involved thought leaders to the floor of Solar Power International 2015 to share their forecasts, innovative program designs and recommendations based on best practices and cutting-edge thinking. And we’ll release IREC’s 2015 Annual Updates and Trends Report.

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Make plans now to attend the 2015 3iForum, three days of insightful 30-minute sessions from IREC’s solar thought leaders. The 3iForum will be held on the exhibition floor in the Solar Industry Trends booth at Solar Power International, September 15-17, 2015, Anaheim, California. On September 16, IREC will honor its 2015 3iAward winners in energy efficiency and renewable energy innovation, ingenuity and inspiration.

Here’s a peek at who and what you’ll hear:

Tuesday, September 15

2:30pm | Solar’s Regulatory World – What it all means

Sara Baldwin Auck, IREC
A primer on the critical and wonky world of rules and regulations. Insight into the latest regulatory trends, state actions and best practices, and what it all means for the national solar market.

3:00pm | Scaling Shared Solar: Reaching new markets, seizing new opportunities

Erica Schroeder McConnell, IREC /Keyes, Fox & Wiedman, LLP
More states are looking to shared/community solar to expand access to solar energy. What’s happening to scale the model to reach more consumers and new markets, including low-income customers? What challenges are on the horizon?

3:30pm | Valuing Distributed Energy Resources – What’s the latest? 

Jason Keyes, IREC/Keyes, Fox & Wiedman, LLP
What are the growing state trends in assessing the costs, benefits and values of solar and other distributed energy resources, including distributed energy storage?  What new methodologies and considerations need to be taken into account?  What other states can learn from those ahead of the curve.

4:00pm | Pressure Points – Shifting & Emerging Trends 

Jane Weissman, IREC
A high-level view of what’s currently on the radar and the regulatory and workforce issues percolating in the margins that impact consumers.


Wednesday, September 16

4:00pm | IREC Awards Ceremony



Thursday, September 17

10:30am | Valuing Distributed Energy Resources – What’s the latest? 

Jason Keyes, IREC/Keyes, Fox & Wiedman, LLP
What are the growing state trends in assessing the costs, benefits and values of solar and other distributed energy resources, including distributed energy storage?  What new methodologies and considerations need to be taken into account?  What other states can learn from those ahead of the curve.

11:00am | Solar Jobs: Next Gen Tools 

Joseph Sarubbi, IREC
The solar job market is booming – as is demand for quality workers in allied industries. Come see the latest interactive digital platforms for training, “upskilling” and mapping solar careers.

11:30am | Scaling Shared Solar: Reaching new markets, seizing new opportunities

Erica Schroeder McConnell, IREC/Keyes, Fox & Wiedman, LLP
More states are looking to shared/community solar to expand access to solar energy. What’s happening to scale the model to reach more consumers and new markets, including low-income customers? What challenges are on the horizon?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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