Recent News

October 08, 2008

On September 16 Department of Public Service staff issued proposed changes to its Standard Interconnection Requirements (SIR). A highlight of staff’s proposed changes: Incorporation of newly passed net metering laws and requirements Authorization of two separate and distinct review processes

October 06, 2008

The dates are set for the third national conference on workforce education in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields – November 18 – 20, 2009. The conference will offer the most current information on instructional strategies, curricula development, and

October 06, 2008

The Rahus Institute’s newly-released guide, The Customer’s Guide to Solar Power Purchase Agreements, provides a consumer-level explanation of this rapidly growing business model where a “solar services provider” installs the equipment for a university or other organization, and the customer

October 01, 2008

Late last month, the Berkeley City Council approved the Berkeley FIRST Solar Financing Program. The City of Berkeley is a DOE Solar America City. Through its Solar America Cities partnership, Berkeley’s goal is to increase the market share of solar

September 30, 2008

Mention renewable energy instructional design or educational technology in any circle and it’s likely Dr. Barbara Martin’s name will be mentioned frequently. Barbara’s taught courses in instructional design, instructional theory, research in educational technology, and change strategies. As education and

September 30, 2008

The Network for New Energy Choices (NNEC) held a press conference on September 22nd and released Taking the Red Tape Out of Green Power: How to Overcome Permitting Obstacles to Small-Scale Distributed Renewable Energy, a report that provides seven sets

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


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