Recent News

November 01, 2015

Rumor has it that “green” jobs have faded into the sunset.  After all, enrollment for some renewable energy training is down and new topics are nudging “green” off the hit parade list.  But wait, not so fast.  Don’t believe the

November 01, 2015

IREC tracks shared solar programs and projects that meet IREC’s definition of shared renewable energy within our Model Rules for Shared Renewable Energy Programs.  The spreadsheet may also be downloaded by clicking on the green Excel button beneath the table.

October 30, 2015

What a difference five years makes. Since 2010, the Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) has become the benchmark for building a highly qualified, well-trained solar workforce. Thanks to the vision and support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, this cohesive network of nine Regional Training Providers (RTPs), IREC and DOE championed vitally relevant issues in workforce development and solar training and education.

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October 08, 2015

Under the continued leadership of IREC Regulatory Director Sara Baldwin Auck, IREC will be represented in state and federal regulatory matters by current key regulatory team members Sky Stanfield and Erica McConnell, both of whom moved this week from the law firm of Keyes, Fox and Wiedman, LLP, to the environmental, land use and government law firm Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP.

October 07, 2015

IREC proudly announces funding to design and advance a “digital mark” for its existing IREC credentials, to help employers efficiently identify and understand the value of each credential and what knowledge, skills and abilities it validates.

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October 06, 2015

A new slate of officers was elected by IREC’s board of directors at its recent annual meeting in California. A new board member broadens the scope of the organization’s leadership base centered on renewable energy and energy efficiency expertise.

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September 16, 2015

IREC honored national award winners for the Best of 2015 in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Celebrating 22 years of recognizing exemplary people, projects and programs, this year’s winners in each competitive category were selected by more than 1,500 online voters. IREC 3iAward recipients were recognized during an awards ceremony at Solar Power International. IREC also presented a Lifetime Achievement Award and recognized its Action Heroes 2015.

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September 16, 2015

Join us at the 3iAwards ceremony at 4pm PDT Wednesday, September 16 in conjunction with Solar Power International (SPI) 2015, at the Anaheim Convention Center. We’ll honor the winners in the solar industry trends booth #3717 on the SPI expo floor for their innovation, ingenuity and inspiration.

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September 15, 2015

Make plans now to attend IREC’s 2015 3iForum at Solar Power International with two days of insightful 30-minute sessions from IREC’s solar thought leaders. We’ll be in the Solar Industry Trends booth #3717 on the SPI exhibition floor, September 15-17 in Anaheim, California.

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September 15, 2015

IREC’s 2015 Annual Trends Report presents a deep look at the stories behind the year’s national clean energy headlines. It offers an informative, independent perspective on the year’s renewable energy and energy efficiency progress and challenges across the U.S., and the activities, research, publications, expert insight and recommendations that are helping shape our clean energy future.

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