Alumni Stories

HeatSpring Alums are some of the most interesting, talented professionals on the planet. Whenever we can scrape together some extra time, we enjoy learning and writing about the exciting things they do. Have a story to share? We’d love to hear from you. Please send a note to Abby Thompson, HeatSpring’s Product Marketing Manager, at abby(at)heatspring.com.

Solar Installer Spotlight: Nigeria’s Felix Najite Okene

The solar industry is so dynamic and interesting right now. There’s so much growth and good news. This month we’re taking time to appreciate some of the individuals and companies that are making things happen.

Felix Najite Okene has been in the industry for a decade. We asked him to share the story of how […]

April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Alumni Stories, Genius Award|Tags: |

Solar Installer Spotlight: Southern Vermont Solar’s Victoria Roberts

What work have you done to move the solar industry forward?

Victoria: Our mission is to help our local community make a bold transition off of fossil fuels, create green jobs, and to make renewable energy accessible to all. We work with our utility, residents of all kinds, non profit and for profit businesses. We focus […]

April 19th, 2021|Categories: Alumni Stories, Genius Award, Women in Solar Energy|Tags: , |

Andrew Obok Opok Awarded Genius Grant for Innovative Solar Training Initiative

Please join us in congratulating Andrew Obok Opok, our second Genius Grant award recipient for 2021. Andrew is an engineer and an entrepreneur. He is professionalizing the solar pv industry in his native Botswana and we are proud to support him in that work.

HeatSpring Genius Grants are cash payments with no strings attached. We recognize […]

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Alumni Stories, Genius Award, HeatSpring for Teams, Our Company, Solar miscellaneous, Teaching||

We Just Passed One Million Lessons Learned on HeatSpring

On February 7, 2021 Rachel Chambers finished a “Module Fundamentals” video in her NABCEP Solar PV Associate Course. She’s getting her PVA credential to level-up in her Solar Photovoltaic Designer role at Southern Current in Charleston, SC.

People like Rachel do this all the time. It’s happening right now. The only reason it’s a big deal […]

February 9th, 2021|Categories: Alumni Stories, Teaching||

Students Demonstrate the Promise of Drone Training for Solar Applications

During his Monday evening “fireside chats” with students and graduates, Keven Gambold, instructor of HeatSpring’s Drone Pilot Boot Camp gets excited when he hears what students are doing in the field.

In the course, which launched about a year ago, Gambold offers online and simulator based unmanned aircraft training for the solar energy community.

It’s a great […]

January 23rd, 2021|Categories: Alumni Stories, Drones, Solar miscellaneous, Solar Sales & Marketing|Tags: , |