Learn Solar and Drones Together

Ten years ago “solar plus drones” would have sounded like a made up thing from the future. But here we are. Today it’s an in-demand combo of skills that you can use to differentiate your career and your solar business.

As the solar industry grows, companies are facing pressure to hire more people. I wrote recently […]

October 13th, 2021|Categories: Certification, Drones, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous||

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 […]

Exciting New Drone Law Changes

Thank you to Greg DePrez from Aeon Unmanned for summarizing some of the recent drone law changes that might impact renewable energy companies.

In late December, the FAA issued a series of new rules covering Part 107 drone flight. These are exciting advancements for the drone industry and open up some of the limits that have […]

June 14th, 2021|Categories: Drones|Tags: , |

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: , |

Learning How to Safely Fly Drones

In February 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a list of proposed regulations that paved the way for small drones (or “unmanned aircraft systems”) to enter mainstream civil aviation. The regulations came after many close calls or accidents involving drones, including the January 26, 2015 accident when a drone crash landed on the White […]

October 30th, 2020|Categories: Drones, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Sales & Marketing||