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

Why You Should Embrace Solar Financial Modeling and Avoid Guesswork

“People often have a tendency to make decisions based on unverified instincts and outright guesswork – because it’s quick,” says Chris Lord, instructor of HeatSpring’s Financial Modeling For Solar PV Projects class.

Too often, those instincts and guesswork land developers in less-than- ideal financial situations.

A Cautionary Tale about Failing to Model

For example, one developer told Lord that he […]

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Finance||

Avoid These Mistakes When Developing Solar Projects

It’s easy to make mistakes when developing solar projects—and just one goof can lead to other goofs, extra costs, and wasted time.

That’s the word from Keith Cronin and Chris Lord, instructors for HeatSpring’s Solar Executive MBA Training course, which is designed to help you plan well, avoid mistakes and create the most cost-effective projects possible.

Goofing […]

Your Solar Finance Primer: What to Know About the Top Four Solar Financing Options

This article was originally published on Aurora Solar’s Blog
With many solar installations costing tens of thousands of dollars, a solar project is a significant investment for most customers. Fortunately, there are a number of financing options to help clients install solar without breaking the bank. Navigating the decision-making process, however, can be daunting for those […]

November 16th, 2017|Categories: Solar, Solar Finance||

“Bring me tariffs!” U.S. Solar Industry Braces After ITC Ruling

Friday the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its decision finding “a substantial cause of serious injury to the domestic industry” due to dumping of low cost Chinese solar panels in the U.S. market. By the “domestic industry” the ITC means U.S. solar manufacturers, frustratingly they continue to ignore the implications of this decision on […]

New Course Format – Solar Business Masterclass

We are excited to introduce a new course format, developed by veteran HeatSpring instructor Keith Cronin. We are now accepting enrollments in Keith’s Solar Business Masterclass. In 2011 Keith helped us develop what would become our most popular course, the Solar Executive MBA Training. He has interacted with and taught thousands of solar professionals from […]