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December 07, 2016

IREC and the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) will host a Tools You Can Use for Community Solar webinar on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 3:00-4:15 pm EST to learn how to apply for the challenge, build community solar challenge programs and see the newly created Community Solar Toolkit.

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November 04, 2016

Originally published in IAEI magazine online 11/4/16  by Ruth Fein Revell Where were you when _____? Most of us know exactly where we were, who we were with, and what our first thoughts were as major events of our lifetime

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November 01, 2016

Imagine a state that has enacted all of the policies that the public and clean energy providers have asked for: an aggressive renewable portfolio standard, a robust grid modernization plan, far-reaching shared renewables. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, people are celebrating and getting ready to build new projects — perfect, right?

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October 19, 2016

About two years ago, IREC began exploring micro-credentials as a means to supplement and, in some cases, provide an alternative to full-scope clean energy certification schemes. Through intensive discussion and research with stakeholders and credentialing partners since then, IREC has

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October 19, 2016

Recently, IREC’s Laure-Jeanne Davignon and Fire Captain Matthew Paiss, San Jose FD (IAFF Local 230) spoke with Solar Wakeup’s Frank Andorka about Solar PV Safety for Fire Fighters for the United States of Solar podcast series.

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October 19, 2016

While we cheer every time a new state announces opportunities for expansion of solar energy, our applause reaches a crescendo when we see a state anticipate and plan for the resulting demand from consumers. Illinois just earned a well-deserved thumbs

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October 18, 2016
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October 14, 2016

Marking an important proactive milestone in interconnection, this week Illinois made connecting to the electric grid easier – more streamlined – which translates to savings of time and costs for developers and ultimately energy consumers. “The interconnection standards that were

September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016- Today the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) honored national award winners for the Best of 2016 in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Celebrating 23 years of recognizing exemplary people, projects and programs, this year’s winners are in

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September 12, 2016

Shannon Baker-Branstetter, energy and environment policy counsel for Consumers Union, Washington, D.C. office; Polly Shaw, vice president of NAMR external affairs at SunEdison, San Francisco; and Michael Totten, Denver-based author, speaker and 40-year advocate promoting a solar powered economy and global biodiversity protection join the IREC board broadening the scope of the its leadership base.

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