Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, the Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs) is a collaborative national effort focused on working directly with communities to dramatically reduce the cost and expand the adoption of solar energy by 2020. IREC, along with ICLEI, Meister Consultants, The Solar Foundation, the North Carolina Solar Center and the Solar Electric Power Association, are the partners delivering a number of tailored services for local governments.
An expected 40 students and faculty from universities across the country will participate in a first annual, one day student-centered conference April 28 on developing the power engineering workforce of the future. The first annual conference is a project of the U.S. Department of Energy’s new program: Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Development (GEARED). A part of DOE’s SunShot Initiative, GEARED is administered by IREC and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA).