Free Courses


HeatSpring’s expert instructors occasionally give away some amazing free courses. You can see a full list of these courses and enroll by browsing our Free Courses.

Free Lecture: How Storage Paves the Way for the Grid of the Future

We are excited to announce a new free lecture by Wes Kennedy. This one hour lecture builds the case for battery energy storage systems and then discusses specific use cases for those systems. Topics include problem drivers such as climate change, intermittency of renewable sources, and problems with high penetrations of renewables on the utility […]

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Batteries + Energy Storage, Free Courses||

Crafting Your Solar Marketing Program — New, FREE Trainings!

At HeatSpring, we’re no strangers to the amazing work of Glenna Wiseman at Identity3 and the Energy Trust of Oregon. That’s why we’ve decided to share the Build it Bright! Crafting Your Solar Marketing Program with our audience.
This training series, facilitated by nationally recognized solar marketing expert (and HeatSpring Solar Woman!) Glenna Wiseman and made possible by […]

Energy Models: Design Tools & Energy Use Simulators

“What is an Energy Model?”
In this brand new free course, P.E. and LEED Fellow Chris Schaffner explains.

Chris describes a variety of methods for modeling building energy consumption. He starts with simple energy estimating tools of increasing complexity and finally arrives at detailed energy simulations.

A few simple methods are described, and spreadsheets built to use these methods […]

HeatSpring Named Co-Host & Partner for Women in Solar Energy Roundtable

In the summer of 2015, HeatSpring set out to profile a few of the absolutely amazing women making waves in the solar industry…

After discovering a shocking dearth of women students enrolled in our courses, and researching the far larger industry trend boasting almost entirely male dominated solar companies and organizations, we decided to take action. From these unsettling statistics […]

New Free Lecture: “The Art of Placemaking” With David Bainbridge

Ever heard of David Bainbridge? He’s a prolific writer and thinker within sustainable building and agriculture. He founded the Passive Solar Institute and published dozens of papers and books on topics ranging from irrigation to ‘true cost’ accounting.
David’s thirty minute lecture, “The Marriage Between Building & Site – The Art of Placemaking”, including a PDF […]