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June 23, 2016

A long-awaited Rule 21 decision today by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) comes with some very important wins for the energy customer who is interested in investing in distributed renewable energy.

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May 30, 2016

The applications for IREC’s coveted 2016 3iAwards for Innovation, Ingenuity and Inspiration in the clean energy economy are in. It’s time to vote for the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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May 23, 2016

Jane Weissman will step down as IREC president and CEO on June 30, after leading the national non-for-profit since 1994. The IREC Board of Directors has appointed Larry Sherwood, currently IREC vice president and COO, to take over the organization’s leadership position.

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May 17, 2016

IREC has received funding under DOE’s SunShot Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program to coordinate outreach and develop solar training resources designed to target 100,000 professionals in the building code, inspection and firefighting sectors. At the end of the two-year project, IREC aims to deliver direct training to 10,000 individuals.

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May 13, 2016

Last month, IREC joined Fresh Energy and the Environmental Law & Policy Center to file a joint motion with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, which includes a proposal that would help the state implement interconnection changes based on a compilation of best practices and lessons learned from other states.

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May 03, 2016

Kennebec Valley Community College holds ‘Solar PV Workshop for Maine Code Officials’ in January. The first-of-its-kind offered in Maine, a workshop featuring code requirements for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, was held on January 21 at Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC)

April 28, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of final round funding under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative. This installment of four significant investments to help build the capacity of the American

April 22, 2016

As I write, there are many encouraging trends that point to continued growth and opportunity for the solar industry. The extension of the Investment Tax Credit, the historic Paris Agreement and the consistently impressive numbers from The Solar Foundation’s Solar Jobs Census, all indicate that the force is very much with the solar industry. The growing excitement about a solar future is reflected in questions we’ve received from attendees on recent webinars IREC’s hosted about the Solar Career Map.

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April 20, 2016

Along with the growing number of Americans exploring powering their homes from the sun, comes the need to help consumers through the complex process of going solar. Because there are many parts and intricacies of the transactions involved – some not so obvious and some difficult to grasp – the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) created a “Be Solar Smart Checklist,” which offers a step-by-step guide to simplify the complicated. It is part of a consumer tool trio including IREC’s Clean Energy Consumer Bill of Rights, the Solar Smart Consumer Checklist, and a Consumer Resources link list.

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April 18, 2016

IREC announces its Call for Nominees for its 3iAwards – a prestigious annual national search for innovative people, projects and programs that promote and accelerate the sustainable growth of clean energy. The IREC 3iAwards honor innovation, ingenuity and inspiration from the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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