Energy Finance


The growth of the solar industry happened in large part because of innovation on the finance side of the industry. We write regularly on solar finance, providing free courses and resources to help you truly understand the mechanics of solar finance.

Free Solar Finance courses

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 […]

Sharing Solar Developer Secrets for 10 Years: The Enduring Value of the Solar MBA

The Solar Executive MBA launched in 2012 and there’s still nothing quite like it. I sat down with instructors Chris Lord and Keith Cronin to talk about the origins of the course and why it’s still such a unique course.

Here’s the transcript from our conversation, which you can watch above.

Brian Hayden (me): I’m here with […]

January 13th, 2022|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing, Solar Thermal||

What’s happening with solar in CA and why it matters everywhere? An interview with the California Solar + Storage Association

HeatSpring sat down with Carter Lavin, Director of Membership at the California Solar and Storage Association, to discuss the proposed changes to net metering policy in the California and what that means for states across the country.

Brit: Thanks for joining us, Carter! Can you tell us a bit about yourself and where you work?

Carter: Sure, […]

Clean Energy Leadership Institute is Accepting Fellowship Applications

Looking for an opportunity to grow your clean energy network while gaining technical knowledge and leadership development? Check out the Clean Energy Leadership Institute’s Fellowship program!

The Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) mission is to create a multiracial, diverse, and inclusive organization of change-makers working across sectors and disciplines to drive an equitable, decarbonized, and resilient […]

December 21st, 2021|Categories: Clean Energy Policy, Green Building, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Solar Finance||

Here’s the Financial Model Chris Lord Uses to Unlock MW Solar + Storage Projects

Financial models get solar projects built. Financial models make deals happen. Financial models make owners, developers, EPCs and investors a lot of money.

So the people who build financial models are valuable. Many people understand financial models from a high level but very few can produce bankable models that close deals. This is what Chris Lord […]