About Brian Hayden

HeatSpring co-founder. I love storytelling and entrepreneurship.

“Solar + Drones: Site Surveying and 3D Mapping Around Trees” – A New Free Course for Solar Companies Using Drones


A New Free Solar Drone Course

Flying around trees is the #1 biggest challenge facing solar companies that use drones.

So Scanifly, Northwest Drone Pros, Hudson Valley Drones, and HeatSpring are collaborating on a new free course: “Solar + Drones: Site Surveying and 3D Mapping around Trees”

The course happens live on Zoom at noon eastern on July 29, […]

July 9th, 2020|Categories: Drones, Free Courses, Solar Sales & Marketing|Tags: , , |

New Free Course: Drones, 3D Mapping and LiDAR in Solar

We’re really excited to announce our partnership with Scanifly software. They’ve released a new free course that helps solar companies understand how drones can be used to improve operations and lower the cost of delivering solar.

The 76-minute lecture talks about the challenges of site selection and design that solar companies experience in residential, commercial, and […]

What Happens in the Drone Pilot Boot Camp?

The “Drone Pilot Boot Camp + Part 107 Exam Prep” course is twelve weeks long. It’s different from every other drone course because it combines several key experiences you need to really do the job. Before diving in it’s fair to ask what you’ll be doing, so here’s a quick overview:

Part 107 Exam Prep (obviously)

Did […]

May 1st, 2020|Categories: Drones, Solar||

Non-Obvious Skills Needed in the Solar Industry

This week I had the honor of participating in the first-ever SunCast Summit on Earth Day. The “Impact Your Career” session was a panel discussion between Shawn O’Brien (NABCEP), Brian Mehalic (Solar Energy International), Nico Johnson (SunCast), and me.

I learned something important from everyone on the panel. Most interesting to me was an update from […]

April 24th, 2020|Categories: Certification, Conferences and Events, Drones, Financing, Solar, Solar Finance||

New Free Course: Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing

PACE financing (property assessed clean energy financing) is a means of financing energy efficiency upgrades, disaster resiliency improvements, water conservation measures, or renewable energy upgrades to buildings through property taxes.

This free 12-minute lecture: “Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing” is for contractors (large and small), the sustainability community, and anyone looking for a new way […]