Brian Hayden

About Brian Hayden

HeatSpring co-founder. You can reach me directly at bhayden @ heatspring.com or 800-393-2044 x1.

The Duck Curve: One Picture Explains the Rise of Solar + Storage

Kerim Baran teaches our new “Solar Entrepreneurship” course. Last week we had our first live, interactive lecture. It was lightly attended, fun, and I learned something really interesting: The Duck Curve.

Here’s how Kerim explains The Duck Curve:

Net metering makes a lot of sense in the early stages of solar, I would say until probably five […]

Industry Growth Creates Opportunities for Solar Entrepreneurs

Ever think about starting a solar business?

The solar industry is growing and creating a lot of jobs. Some of those jobs will be at new firms – startups – founded by people like you. Smart people who see a need in the market and fill it.

“Solar Entrepreneurship” is a course for entrepreneurs at any stage. […]

Ariel Horowitz Awarded Genius Award for Her Work to De-Risk Solar & Microgrid Growth

Please join us in congratulating Ariel Horowitz from MassCEC, winner of our latest Genius Award. Ariel’s job is to look into the future and de-risk future solar and microgrid projects and encourage innovative approaches and partnerships. Her work helps our industry continue to add jobs and grow.

We asked Ariel to share some details about her […]

GRID Alternatives’ Heller & Valdez Win Genius Grant for Their Leadership in Solar Job Training

Please join us in congratulating Brittany Heller and April Valdez from GRID Alternatives Colorado, winners of our latest Genius Grant Award. Brittany and April don’t talk about solar jobs – they make them happen.

HeatSpring Genius Grants are cash payments with no strings attached. We recognize renewable energy professionals doing important work that might otherwise go […]

Marc Shackelford-Rowell Awarded Genius Grant for Speeding Up Solar Permits in Philadelphia

Please join us in congratulating Marc Shackelford-Rowell, the third Genius Grant award recipient for 2021. Marc identified a problem when he joined the solar industry – the residential permitting process takes too long. So what did Marc do? He helped make it faster.

HeatSpring Genius Grants are cash payments with no strings attached. We recognize renewable […]