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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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Solar Optimization in 2020

Where are you and solar heading next year?

After five days of networking and education in Salt Lake
City at the solar conference, a recurring theme emerged.

This was across all segments of the solar industry and
touched others as well. We saw it in panels, inverters, storage, racking,
software and AI.

Panels are becoming more optimized with Longi bifacials and
144 […]

October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing||

Helping Non-Profits Understand the Urgency of the Solar Tax Credit Phase-Out

It’s vital that non-profits understand the urgency of the phase-out of the federal solar tax credits, says Keith Cronin, co-instructor for HeatSpring’s Solar Executive MBA Training course.

Because non-profits tend to be cautious, don’t focus on tax credits, and move slowly, they have been an underserved market, says Cronin.

The federal solar tax credit – which is […]

August 16th, 2019|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing||

How Can NGOs Access Valuable Federal Solar Tax Credits?

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which are nonprofit entities that operate independently of any government, aren’t able to directly utilize federal tax credits available for solar, says Chris Lord, instructor of HeatSpring’s Solar Finance Masters Series and other courses.

Here’s the problem: By definition, NGOS, because they are non-profits, can’t access federal tax credits, he says. That’s a challenge […]

August 16th, 2019|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing||

Encouraging Non-Profits to Bring Solar PV to their Communities Requires Education, Patience

Solar developers and contractors are in the unique position of being able to educate non-profit organizations about solar energy and bring its benefits to their communities, says Keith Cronin, an instructor for numerous HeatSpring courses and founder of SunHedge.

“The underserved market is non-profits: Churches, foundations and others,” says Cronin, co-instructor of the HeatSpring course, Solar […]

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing||

Join us at the Oregon Solar Energy Conference

The Oregon Solar Energy Conference is the most robust regional solar energy conference in the nation, and returns to Portland, Oregon this year May 7-9. They will continue with their dedicated contractor day on May 7th, in coordination with the Energy Trust of Oregon, geared towards solar contractors and solar trade allies. OSEC 2019 is […]