Recent News

September 22, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for negotiations of award under the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids and Novel Thermal Storage Concepts for Concentrating Solar Power Generation. These 15 new projects, for up to approximately

September 19, 2008

The Agenda for IREC’s 26th Annual Meeting on Monday, October 13, 2008 in San Diego, CA as part of the Solar Power ’08 Conference is now available. Download Agenda This year, IREC is aligning its annual meeting with the Conference’s

September 17, 2008

Celebrating its 13th year, the ASES National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar event in history, offering participants the opportunity to tour homes and buildings to see how neighbors are using solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies

September 16, 2008

Roy Butler, Four Winds Energy, will be teaching a week-long class at SUNY/Ulster from October 6-10, 2008 for interested homeowners, businesses and contractors in how to install a wind turbine. The five-day seminar will run from Mon – Fri, Oct

September 15, 2008

Since 2001, IREC has been at the front of the pack with renewable energy training and workforce development. Approached by Mark Fitzgerald in 2000, IREC recognized the importance that this issue had in building the infrastructure for a strong, renewable

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


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