See our latest clean energy resources covering solar photovoltaics (PV), energy storage, electric vehicle charging, workforce qualifications, permitting and inspections.
New Residential Energy Storage Code Requirements
Find out about options for residential energy storage system siting, size limits, fire detection options, and vehicle impact protections.
Solar-Plus-Storage Permitting & Inspection Guidelines
Guidelines that provide an overview of code requirements for the installation of Energy Storage Systems (stand alone and paired with simple photovoltaic systems) in single family, multifamily, and office buildings.
UL 9540A Fire Test Standard for Battery Energy Storage Systems
If a battery system is capable of thermal runaway, the UL 9540A test method will make it happen to show the system’s fire and explosion characteristics.
Residential PV and Energy Storage Inspection Guidelines
Use this list of solar and energy storage inspection requirements to create custom checklists in your jurisdiction and improve outcomes from your inspection.
Guide: Energy Storage Systems: Based on the IBC®, IFC®, IRC® and NEC®
This guide is a helpful reference to a variety of ESS technologies.
Recap: May 2022 Webinar: The Basics of Energy Storage and Beyond
Learn about energy storage system safety and how residential codes inform, enforce, and regulate best practices.
EMPOWERED Solutions: What Impacts the Safe Installation of Energy Storage Systems
In this EMPOWERED Solutions webinar, a diverse group of panelists discusses why you should care about the exponential growth of energy storage systems and what you can expect in the near future.
Net Zero Buildings: 18 Industry Recommended Ways to Start Learning
Fact-based, industry-vetted, educational resources supporting a clean energy future.
Energy Storage Basics for AHJs and Beyond Webinar
This webinar features a discussion between a California Fire Marshal and an advisor to a DOE national lab on energy storage system safety.
Efficient and Accurate Validation of PV and Energy Storage System Designs: An Introduction to SolarAPP+
IREC has developed free online training courses that introduce both solar installers and inspectors to SolarAPP+, a tool that automates the plan review and permitting process for qualified solar PV systems.