Recent News

September 15, 2008

IREC has just released its newest report, Renewable Energy Training: Best Practices and Recommended Guidelines, prepared by Jane Weissman, Jerry Ventre, Barbara Martin and Katie Bolcar. Quality training for the workforce is a critical component to support labor market needs.

September 10, 2008

On September 4, 2008, Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) approvedthe state’s five investor-owned electric utilities’ standard interconnection agreements and related tariff revisions, as required by the net metering rule approved in March. The net metering rule promotes the development and

September 10, 2008

New York Governor David Paterson enacted legislation for solar and wind net metering. The first bill (S7171-B / A11146) permits net metering for residential solar systems up to 25 kW, non-residential solar systems up to the lesser of 2 MW

September 10, 2008

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission’s new, final net metering rules become effective with a posting to the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The rule expands the eligible capacity of non-residential net metered systems from 1 MW to 3 MW, while maintaining the residential

September 10, 2008

On August 13, 2008, the Illinois Commerce Commission issued its final order regarding the state’s new interconnection rules (see Case 06-0525, Final Order Appendix). This rule became effective on August 25, 2008, and replaced the emergency interconnection rule put in

September 10, 2008

On August 6, 2008, the Michigan Public Service Commission adopted the federal net metering standard (see Case U-15316, final order). Previous to this order, net metering was a voluntary offering for the Michigan utilities, with the only requirements being that

September 03, 2008

IREC’s latest telephone seminar on “How Will Smart Grid and AMI Impact Solar”, held on August 21, 2008, drew its largest crowd yet. “We had more than 200 people on this call, the most since IREC started offering telephone seminars

September 02, 2008

The Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs) announces its annual Photovoltaic Stakeholder Meeting on Friday, October 17, 2008 from 8:00am – 12:30pm in San Diego, California. The meeting immediately follows the Solar Power International Conference. Register for

August 26, 2008

Download 2008_Small_Wind_Turbine_Testing_Workshop_Agenda_20080825.doc Download Testing_Registration_Form.doc The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) will host a Small Wind Turbine Testing Workshop on September 11th and 12th, 2008 at the NWTC located at 18200 State Highway

August 24, 2008

Earlier this summer, the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative installed four turbines in the remote village diesel systems in Mekoryuk and Savoonga, Alaska. The AVEC is a non-profit electric utility owned by the people it serves in 53 villages throughout interior


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