See our latest clean energy resources covering solar photovoltaics (PV), energy storage, electric vehicle charging, workforce qualifications, permitting and inspections.
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.
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.
Residential PV and Energy Storage Permit Guidelines
Follow a step-by-step checklist for meeting electrical and structural requirements in residential solar and battery storage systems.
Net Zero Buildings: 18 Industry Recommended Ways to Start Learning
Fact-based, industry-vetted, educational resources supporting a clean energy future.
Inspecting a SolarAPP+ System With Solar-Plus-Energy-Storage
Learn how to use the inspection checklist to efficiently and effectively inspect residential solar projects.
Solar PV Systems: Job Aids for a Consistent Plan Review Process
Earn free CEUs as you practice reviewing an online solar PV plan application for code compliance. And download practical resources to help perform compliance checks.
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.
Preparing to Inspect Your First PV System
This resource can help you get a jump start on your education about the components of a PV system, relevant codes and standards, and where to find permitting and inspection guides.
Inspecting the Building of the Future
Building inspectors can watch this 5-minute video for an introduction to the grid-interactive efficient building (GEB).