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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.

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New Free Course: Inflation Reduction Act: Energy Storage and Solar Tax Credits

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 was signed into law on August 16th, 2022, providing a historic $369 billion of clean energy and climate investments over the next 10 years. The expert  team at Energy Toolbase has been diving deep into the energy storage and solar tax provisions within the bill, to understand how […]

145 Gigawatts of Pure Opportunity

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, we’re going to triple the solar industry by 2027. Yes, that’s right, triple. Today we are installing 20 GW of solar in the US. By 2027, we will be installing 60 GW or more. It’s a very exciting time in the clean energy transition and we hope […]

3 Things Your Solar Company Should Do Right Now to Capitalize on the Inflation Reduction Act

Adam Gerza from Energy Toolbase joined this week’s live Solar Entrepreneurship class. Adam is incredibly knowledgeable about solar policy and we asked him to speak about the Inflation Reduction Act. What’s really changing and where are the new opportunities for entrepreneurial thinkers. It was a fun discussion because he and Kerim are both so smart. […]

What the Inflation Reduction Act Could Mean for the HeatSpring Community

UPDATE: The Inflation Reduction Act has passed Congress and has signed by President Biden.

For many of us working in clean energy and environmental stewardship, hearing that the Inflation Reduction Act passed through the Senate filled us with hope for a future where the United States prioritizes and funds climate action. As you’ve undoubtedly heard, the […]

Building and Managing Decentralized Solar Project Teams

Chris Lord has helped fund and develop hundreds of megawatts of solar projects over the past eight years, but his company is small. I asked Chris to explain how he builds and manages a decentralized group of collaborators to have a big impact on the industry.

Chris, talk to me about the nature of the teams […]