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.

What is the Interconnection Process?

Interconnection is a critical and necessary step in the customer journey when seeking to install a grid-tied solar PV system. This is the process by which the customer is able to get permission from the utility to operate their system in parallel with the electrical grid, enabling homeowners to both consume solar-generated electricity and export […]

March 4th, 2024|Categories: Clean Energy Policy, Safety, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Utility Interconnection||

Introducing Green Workforce Connect – A New Platform for Home Weatherization Careers from IREC

The team at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and a diverse network of partners recently released Green Workforce Connect, a home weatherization career platform that will connect job seekers, students, and contractors to local training providers and employers. With so many in the HeatSpring community working in green building, building performance, and energy efficiency, […]

What are Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)?

Homeowners who produce solar energy on their property can generate solar renewable energy certificates (often called SRECs or RECs) based on the amount of clean energy their solar panels generate. These SRECs can then be sold to companies or utilities looking to offset their own carbon emissions or to meet renewable energy targets. 

SREC marketplaces don’t […]

February 26th, 2024|Categories: Clean Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Solar miscellaneous, Solar Sales & Marketing||

What is the Purpose of Manufacturer’s Warranties?

When prospective solar customers are making financial decisions about their solar equipment, understanding the purpose and coverage of manufacturer warranties is crucial for ensuring peace of mind and long-term reliability. These warranties serve as a promise from manufacturers to stand behind their products, offering protection against defects, performance issues, and unexpected failures. 

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What is the Residential Clean Energy Credit and IRS Form 5695?

If a homeowner is purchasing solar for their home in the United States, undoubtedly, they will want to apply for the Residential Clean Energy Credit. Solar sales professionals need to understand the basics of this tax credit, so that it can be clearly explained to prospective residential solar customers. Of course, all customers should still […]

February 12th, 2024|Categories: Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar miscellaneous, Solar Sales & Marketing||