About Brit Heller

Works to increase awareness and access to training. She is excited to connect with HeatSpring students to explore the topics most important to them as well as build relationships with subject matter experts so that they share their knowledge with the world. Brit holds two NABCEP certifications - Photovoltaic Installation Professional (PVIP) and Photovoltaic Technical Sales (PVTS). When she isn’t immersed in training, Brit is a budding regenerative farmer just outside of Atlanta where she is developing a 17-acre farm rooted in permaculture principles. She can be found building soil health, cultivating edible & medicinal plants, caring for her animals or building functional art.

A Look at Solar Jobs in the United States

Did you know that clean energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S. economy? 

According to E2 Clean Jobs America, 3.3 million Americans working in various different roles around clean energy now account for more than 3 percent of all new jobs added every year in the U.S., creating more positions in more roles […]

June 14th, 2024|Categories: Free Courses, Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar miscellaneous, Workforce Learning & Development||

REAP Grants Can Cover 50% of Eligible Solar Project Costs – So Who’s Eligible?

For solar sales professionals, it’s essential to stay informed about the various incentives and programs available to help your customers make the switch to solar energy. One program that is particularly beneficial for farmers and rural small business owners is the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). 

REAP grants can significantly reduce the upfront cost of […]

Permitting Requirements To Keep In Mind on Landfill or Brownfield Solar Projects

When developing solar projects on landfills or brownfields, it could be easy to assume that the usual environmental considerations don’t apply. After all, these sites are already disturbed, so what’s the harm in adding solar systems? 

However, as instructor Lucia Woo from LaBella Associates explains in the free Solar Development on Brownfields and Landfills course, the […]

June 10th, 2024|Categories: Free Courses, Solar, Solar miscellaneous, Utility-Scale Solar||

What is the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)? 

The Inflation Reduction Act provided many incentives for clean energy adoption across the United States. Included in the legislation was a major boost to the already existing Rural Energy for America Program (also known as REAP). REAP helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses make energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy investments to reduce their […]

What are Landfills and Why Are They Great Candidates for Solar Development? 

Solar on landfills is seeing a major boost in many places across the country. States like Maryland, New Jersey, and New York, are encouraging or incentivizing the repurposing of closed landfills, also known as brownfields, to generate clean, renewable energy while minimizing the environmental impact of these often otherwise unusable sites. 

In this clip from the […]

June 5th, 2024|Categories: Free Courses, Solar, Solar miscellaneous, Utility-Scale Solar||