About Chris Williams

Chris Williams is from Faze1. Faze1 helps residential HVAC and solar companies laser focus their marketing by using big data to target homeowners based on their unique heating and solar characteristics.

Part 3 – Step-by-Step Process for Screening Land for Solar Development

This is the third article in a three-part series about outlining the process for purchasing land with the intent to lease it to a solar developer. This is a personal project, but I felt it would be fun and appropriate to share the story with HeatSpring readers.

Part 1 focuses on investment criteria and a basic […]

Part 2 – Solar Development Risks 101

This article is the second part of a three-part series about how to identify land that is suitable for developing a ground-mount solar project in Massachusetts. The inspiration for this post is my personal interest in acquiring land to lease to a solar developer, in addition to building a house on it.

Part 1 of the series […]

January 20th, 2015|Categories: Renewable Energy Policy, Solar Finance|Tags: , |

Vote: Top 6 Finalists in HeatSpring’s Solar Startup Competition

It’s time to start the voting for HeatSpring’s Solar Startup Alley competition. 

***QUICK REMINDER: A vote means that you’re ACTUALLY interested in scheduling a sales call or demo with the company that you choose!***

On December 1st, 2014, we introduced our online solar startup competition. We received more than 30 submissions and during December we picked the best […]

January 19th, 2015|Categories: Solar, Solar Sales & Marketing|Tags: , |

[Interview] Grid Storage Economics and Policy 101

There has been a huge amount of buzz about storage lately with more press hitting every week. SCE signed 250MW worth of contracts, Sandia is investing in battery reliability studies, the Navy is investing in micro-grids, Texas is evaluating storage, and New Jersey has issued an RFQ for a grid-scale energy storage solution.
I wanted to connect with an expert to […]

December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Microgrid, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar Finance, Solar Plus Storage||

How Wall Street Capital Is Standardizing Commercial Solar Due Diligence

NOTE: If you’re coming from HeatSpring’s newsletter and you want to watch the video presentation, please scroll down near the bottom of the article. 

One of the largest trends happening in solar right now is Wall Street capital flooding into the industry looking to buy projects quickly before 2016. One could suggest that in some markets, […]

December 9th, 2014|Categories: Solar Finance|Tags: , , , , |