IREC is committed to a 100% clean energy future that is reliable, resilient, and equitable. Our work falls under three complementary pathways: Building the workforce, local community initiatives, and the regulatory space.
Building the Workforce
IREC is connecting businesses to a highly trained and diverse clean energy workforce. We also manage industry-leading training accreditation.
Job Market Trends
IREC publishes industry-leading research on job growth and workforce development in clean energy industries.
Through programs like the Solar Ready Vets Network, IREC is connecting the U.S. military and veterans with clean energy careers.
In the Community
IREC helps local governments, regional organizations, and community leaders deploy clean energy solutions like solar, energy efficiency, and wind.
Permitting and Inspection Solutions
IREC helps local governments streamline and simplify permitting and inspection for clean energy projects.
We work with our partners to track the number of K-12 schools with solar installations and help more schools go solar.
Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
IREC leads groundbreaking programs to support solar energy, battery storage, and grid resiliency in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
In the Regulatory Space
IREC works to improve rules, regulatory policies, and technical standards to make clean energy widely accessible and develop a state-of-the-art electricity grid.
Connecting to the Grid
IREC helps streamline clean energy interconnection standards across the country through education, collaboration, and regulatory intervention.
Hosting Capacity Analysis
Hosting capacity analyses are grid transparency tools that can help integrate renewables on the grid. IREC has been involved in HCA rollouts around the U.S.
IREC helps regulatory stakeholders navigate, analyze and make informed decisions about grid modernization proposals, distribution plans, and grid investments.