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DOE Releases Solar Futures Study Providing the Blueprint for a Zero-Carbon Grid

September 9, 2021
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the Solar Futures Study detailing the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid. The study shows that by […]

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Committee Members Sought to Develop New Standard on Solar Hot Water Storage Tanks

July 30, 2021
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The International Code Council (ICC), an ANSI-accredited standards developer, is seeking applicants to serve on the IS-STSC Technical Committee to produce a new standard, ICC 903/SRCC 500: Solar Hot Water […]

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DOE Kicks Off Summer of Solar 2021

July 23, 2021
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has kicked off the Summer of Solar 2021 with the nationwide launch of the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) tool—a free web-based platform […]

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ICC-ES and SolarPTL Enter Memorandum of Understanding

June 1, 2021
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ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), a provider of evaluation reports and listings of building construction products, and Solar PTL, an electrical testing laboratory, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in which […]

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U.S. DOE Analysis Finds Significant Energy and Carbon Improvements in 2021 IECC

May 14, 2021
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Preliminary analysis released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds that the residential provisions of the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are 9.38 percent more […]

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First Solar-Only OG-300 Certification Released by SRCC

March 19, 2021
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The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) has announced the release of the first OG-300 certification for a system that can operate on solar energy alone. The thermosiphon system generally […]

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New Seattle Energy Code Eliminates Gas Water Heating in Large Multifamily Buildings and Hotels

March 3, 2021
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Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed into law new updates to Seattle’s building energy code, which will eliminate fossil fuels for most space and water heating, increase energy efficiency, and […]

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2021 IAPMO USHGC and USPSHTC Are Now Available

February 12, 2021
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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has released hardcopy and digital versions of its 2021 editions of the Uniform Solar, Hydronics, and Geothermal Code (USHGC) and Uniform […]

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ICC Announces Approval of the 2020 Edition of Solar Thermal Standards

January 14, 2021
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The International Code Council (ICC) and the Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) have announced the completion of the updated editions of the ICC 901/SRCC 100, ICC 900/SRCC 300, and […]

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IAPMO Publishes Installation Standard for Residential Solar Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems

November 30, 2020
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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) has published IAPMO IS 34 (Installation Standards for Solar PV and Energy Storage Systems), the result of a memorandum of understanding […]

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