Finance and business operations are equally as important as technical know-how when it comes to the advancement of renewable energy, data center efficiency, and the business of commercial space. We write regularly on these topics and provide powerful free learning opportunities.

Renewable Energy Finance, Sales and Marketing Courses

Free Course: Commercial Solar PPA’s 101
Free Course: Taking Stock: Assessing the Conditioning of your Marketing Foundation
Mastering Commercial Solar Finance
Free Course: Complete Guide to Geothermal Tax Credits with Charlie Goulding

Free Commercial Space Leadership & Economics Training

Free Lecture: How to Succeed in the Emerging Newspace Industry

A New On-Ramp Solar Entrepreneurs

Kerim Baran and I teach HeatSpring’s Solar Entrepreneurship course. About fifty students have enrolled since we launched in April, and periodically we do live ‘office hours’ with guests. This is a conversation we had with Luis Troccoli and Tim Hettermann from Palmetto about their Build+ program for solar entrepreneurs.

Jump right to 4:30 if you want […]

August 20th, 2021|Categories: Business, Solar Business Growth|Tags: , , |

60 Questions You’ll Probably See on Your Drone Pilot License Exam

Today we’ve made a new free course available for anyone interested in becoming a licensed commercial drone pilot. Enroll in the “FAA Part 107 Practice Test” to take your free practice exam and get some tips from Keven Gambold on how to prepare for the exam.

In order to fly your drone under the FAA’s Small […]

April 14th, 2020|Categories: Business, Drones, Free Courses, Wind||

New Course: Marketing Mastery Masterclass

Marketing is the path to make more money in 2019. And not just marketing to get more clients, but to attract the right people to your orbit. How do you do this? You create a 12-month campaign that is in a customizable template.


Most companies do marketing when they need the business. The challenge is your […]

February 6th, 2019|Categories: Business||

General Mills & The Whey to Sustainable Food Production

What is anaerobic digestion? How has General Mills’ Murfreesboro Plant leveraged it to save 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel, produce 1.6 megawatts of electricity and return 2,000 acres of farmland back to agricultural use? Sustainable Woman and Energy Engineer Leslie Marshall discusses.
Leslie, you’re the Energy Engineer at General Mills. What does a typical day entail for you?

As […]

Solar O&M: Tips for Contractors, The Future of Solar & Workforce Development

The solar industry is booming, and there’s a lot to keep track of. From system configuration to energy storage, O&M (Operations and Maintenance) and beyond, the job of Franklin Beach Energy’s Managing Director Carter Wall is never really done. Sustainable woman Carter discusses her career, trends in solar, tips for contractors, faulty O&M contracts, preventative maintenance and […]