Recent News

July 28, 2014

Group to craft technology Roadmap The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) recently awarded a two-year grant to the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) to form a consortium of distributed wind energy equipment manufacturers, suppliers, customers

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July 28, 2014

Once again, the Small Wind Conference lived up to its reputation as the premier small wind event in the United States, with people attending from 26 of the United States, as well as eight other countries. A total of 89

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July 28, 2014

The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, a nonprofit located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon, installed a new 50 kW Endurance E-3120 wind turbine in March 2014. The system is the first installation of its kind

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July 24, 2014

As the energy training and technical assistance coordinator for the FSL Southwest Building Science Training Center (SWBST), self-described building science black belt Chris Baker has more than 15 years at SWBST’s weatherization program as a program administrator, crew trainer and energy auditor/technician. Chris talked with IREC recently and makes the case for energy efficiency.

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July 21, 2014

It has come to my attention that, on occasion, I can be wrong. At the recent Weatherization Training Network Trainer’s Consortium, where IREC was invited to talk about instructional design, I confessed that I didn’t need to actively improve as a trainer. What was I thinking?

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July 15, 2014

The drivers of the booming U.S. solar installation market are addressed in a nationally recognized annual report on solar installation trends released today by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

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July 14, 2014

On June 2, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed SB 1189 into law, which implemented a statewide net metering mandate for utilities serving more than 100,000 customer accounts in the state.  The law allows net metering for systems up to

June 25, 2014

The Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, developed by ANSI’s Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC), includes 125 recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment.

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June 24, 2014

The IREC Credentialing Program announces the launch a NEW public registry of credential holders which offers better visibility and ensures that accurate, current information is viewable by the public. Potential students, employers, funders and others will be able to easily locate information in the registry, which lists only IREC credential holders.

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June 22, 2014

If you find yourself traveling the highways of the Northeast this spring and summer, don’t be surprised if you see a brightly decorated silver van and trailer with logos and photographs advertising Kenebec Valley Community College’s (KVCC) renewable energy training program. The van and trailer are packed full of the equipment needed for solar PV hands-on training. The goal is to assist regional solar training by providing instructional support and training equipment where it is needed.

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