Celebrating Top Solar Companies: A Conversation with Ecogy Energy
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), more than 255,000 Americans work in solar at more than 10,000 different companies. That’s a ton of options for companies in the solar industry to work for and work with. We wanted to take a moment and celebrate a top notch solar company – Ecogy Energy.
Recently, I […]
“We Don’t Have a (Solar) Labor Shortage”
“We don’t have a labor shortage. We have a shortage of jobs people want to do.”
That’s my favorite quote from the IREC Workforce Summit that took place last week in Washington D.C. The room was full of educators, policy organizations, solar advocates, and government representatives sharing their ideas and best practices for the future of […]
Why Your Install Crews Don’t Have (M)any Women
It’s no secret that women are very underrepresented in the solar industry. According to the National Solar Job Census, women made up just under 30% of solar employees in 2021, which is well below the 47% of women that make up the national workforce. Looking at women in solar trades positions, that number surely diminishes […]
HeatSpring Alumni Spotlight: Flying Drones with Ian
Ian Ricci enrolled in the HeatSpring Drone Pilot Boot Camp in 2020. He is the Co-Founder and COO/CTO at SolBid, where he uses his flying skills and commercial drone pilot license to do everything from initial site inspections to showing off their stunning solar installations. We asked him a few questions about becoming a licensed […]
Gain a Broad Perspective of Solar Development to Advance Your Career
Learning the solar development process through HeatSpring’s Solar Executive MBA can help you accelerate growth in your career. Working within a given role at a company can only provide you with so much perspective. It can be challenging to continue to grow simply because your day-to-day includes a familiar role, company, processes, and partners.
For recent […]