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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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Help Choose the Solar District Cup 2020 Industry Choice Winner

We are excited to invite all HeatSpring students, instructors, and members of our community to participate in the selection of the Industry Choice winner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup 2020 Competition Event on Monday April 27th from 2-3pm ET. Please RSVP here to see the presentations and vote on your favorite team.

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Will 2020 Be a Year You Want to Remember or Forget

Look around you. What do you see? Despair? Hope?

This experience you are facing is going to move you in one direction or another.

In the short term, you are going to be concerned. Just like the rest of us. You will be thinking about your family. Your community. Your solar ambitions.

You might also be thinking, “When […]

April 14th, 2020|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing||

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||