Recent News

April 08, 2009

As part of the City of San Jose’s Solar America grant, they’re working on developing a menu of best practices for solar permitting. In a recent IREC interview with Mary Tucker, City of San Jose, she talked about a solar

April 07, 2009

Last year, some 125 attended the first Solar America Cities Annual Meeting in Tucson to share their experiences solarizing their cities. This year, some 165+ met in San Antonio for Solar America Cities 2.0. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

April 06, 2009

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), the Alternative Energy Institute (AEI) at West Texas A&M University, and Meridian Energy Systems collaborated to install a Skystream 3.7 residential-sized wind system at the LCRA’s McKinney

April 06, 2009

Rosalind Jackson with the Vote Solar Initiative tells us about two recent, independent reports sent to Nevada state legislators to help them understand the benefits of utility-scale solar development, and the policy tools that can unleash that opportunity. The Sun

April 01, 2009

At a ceremony held in Tallahassee on March 31, 2009, Florida Governor Charlie Crist received the 2009 Golden Meter Award for his leadership in creating policies that foster a strong solar energy market. The Award was presented by The Network

March 26, 2009

California’s Community College’s Workforce Development Centers of Excellence (COE) have released a recent study on energy efficiency occupations. The study, Energy Efficiency Occupations: Bay Region, details a rising need around eight energy efficiency occupations that could create thousands of well-paying

March 26, 2009

A recent ruling by Michigan’s Public Service Commission on net metering and interconnection credited IREC for a one word change that will make a big difference. Quoting the Commission’s March 18 order: “IREC comments that the proposed definition of ‘customer-generator’

March 23, 2009

OK. Just because I grew up knowing about San Jose thanks to a Dionne Warwick song in the 1970’s doesn’t mean that I’m oblivious about San Jose today. I know San Jose is the epicenter of the Silicon Valley. Home

March 10, 2009

With a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), IREC was able to respond to mounting requests for local code official training on SDHW systems. Code and building officials are key players in inspecting and approving solar thermal systems.

March 10, 2009

UTAH – On February 12, the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order under Docket No. 08-035-78, that significantly improves Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP) net metering tariff. Notably, in this order the PSC increased the net metering program cap


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