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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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Your Second Half of 2020

When we were kids and we were learning how to play a game or a sport, we didn’t know what to do. We sometimes asked for a do-over.

Most of us would feel the same way about 2020 up to now.

As we look out to the second half of 2020, what are your plans?

From all the […]

April 13th, 2020|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing||

NABCEP to Offer Online Certification Exams

Update 6/16/2020: Live Online Proctoring is now available for all NABCEP Board Certification and Associate credentialing exams.

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 emergency, NABCEP has decided to offer all Board Certification and Associate level exams through live online proctoring (LOP). Live online proctoring is an internet-based form of assessment, which allows you to take NABCEP exams […]

Creating a Flexible Financial Model that Incorporates the ITC Changes

It’s not unusual for people in a rush to hard wire some information into the formulas of their financial models for solar projects, says Chris Lord, instructor of HeatSpring’s Solar Executive MBA Training course along with co-instructor Keith Cronin.

But it’s important to create models that are as flexible as possible–especially when it comes to the […]

January 31st, 2020|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing||

Coming Soon: Ordering Modular Energy Storage to Meet Electricity Demand When Guests Visit

In the near future, energy storage will be modular, and you’ll be able to order or rent energy storage modules when your electricity needs increase, if you have guests, for example.

You’ll likely pair the battery storage with solar PV or other forms of renewable energy, allowing you to store solar produced during the day for […]

Why Peak Shaving Using Energy Storage is a Good Idea

Companies can pay high “demand charges” from utilities for using large amounts of energy during their monthly billing cycle.

But they can lower these demand charges through solar and strategic use of storage, says Christopher Lord, instructor, along with Keith Cronin, of HeatSpring’s Solar Executive MBA Training course.

Utilities Charge for Both Energy and Demand

A typical utility […]

January 13th, 2020|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing||