Lisa Cohn

About Lisa Cohn

Lisa Cohn, a regular contributor at HeatSpring Magazine, has worked as a writer for more than 20 years, focusing on energy and environment. She is a former U.S. stringer for Windpower Monthly Magazine, a former associate editor of Oregon Business and a former editor of Forest Perspectives, a quarterly magazine published by the World Forestry Center. She began her writing career as an energy and environment reporter for The Cape Cod Times. Lisa has received numerous writing awards, from the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers and Associated Oregon Industries.

Filling the Solar Worker Gap with Flexible, Employee-Friendly Training Programs

To address climate change, local governments are moving toward electrification, embracing solar energy, heat pumps, energy storage and electric vehicles.

But there aren’t enough people to fill the positions needed to transition to electrification. In addition, solar and other renewable industry workers need to improve their technical expertise to meet the more stringent electrical requirements being […]

Three Trends in Solar That Can Boost Income for Solar Industry Members

With wildfires increasing, along with solar mandates, power shortages and power outages, new trends in solar are emerging.

In fact, the top three trends in solar in 2022 will be power purchase agreements (PPA) that include storage, car companies’ embracing electric vehicles, and software that accelerates solar development opportunities, says Keith Cronin, co-instructor of HeatSpring’s Solar […]

How Drones Can Speed the Growth of Solar Energy

With a drone and software, solar industry members can reduce the time, costs and errors associated with designing solar systems.

And, as the industry learns more about the benefits of drones, the technology will help move solar energy forward, says HeatSpring instructor Jason Steinberg, CEO of Scanifly, which offers solar design software for use with drones.

Gathering […]

Providing Much-Needed Information About the Solar and Storage Industry

For HeatSpring instructor Justine Sanchez, the energy storage system  explosion at Arizona Public Service in 2019 was an eye opener.As a result of the explosion, nine first responders were hospitalized. “For me, this was a real wake-up call about the danger of lithium ion batteries. We need to get cognizant of codes and standards,” she […]

An Insider’s Guide to the NABCEP Conference Aug 9-12

You can take a beginning PV course live from HeatSpring instructor Sean White, network with solar industry professionals, check out industry members’ exhibits and get your continuing education credits at the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Continuing Education Conference, Aug. 9-12 in Knoxville.

White, author of numerous books about solar and the 2014 […]