Policy


Policy and energy issues are closely linked. We realize that you are spending your time running your business day to day. Our goal with these articles is to keep you most up to date about policies that will impact your business.

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Providing Much-Needed Information About the Solar and Storage Industry

For HeatSpring instructor Justine Sanchez, the energy storage system  explosion at Arizona Public Service in 2019 was an eye opener.As a result of the explosion, nine first responders were hospitalized. “For me, this was a real wake-up call about the danger of lithium ion batteries. We need to get cognizant of codes and standards,” she […]

What is NEM Paired Storage?

“Energy Storage Net Metering”, also known as “NEM Paired Storage”, allows a customer with a behind-the-meter solar + storage system to discharge their battery, exporting stored energy back to the grid and receive a net energy metering credit.

NEM Paired Storage can impact the economics of an energy storage project in a meaningfully positive way. It’s […]

Ariel Horowitz Awarded Genius Award for Her Work to De-Risk Solar & Microgrid Growth

Please join us in congratulating Ariel Horowitz from MassCEC, winner of our latest Genius Award. Ariel’s job is to look into the future and de-risk future solar and microgrid projects and encourage innovative approaches and partnerships. Her work helps our industry continue to add jobs and grow.

We asked Ariel to share some details about her […]

Why This Long-Time Solar Advocate is Having So Much Fun

“We are at the leapfrog stage in renewable energy. This is a paradigm shift. This is the answer, the holy grail,” says Christopher LaForge, co-instructor of two new courses from Heatspring, Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Storage 101 and Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Storage 201.

For more than 30 years, advocates like LaForge have tried […]

Marc Shackelford-Rowell Awarded Genius Grant for Speeding Up Solar Permits in Philadelphia

Please join us in congratulating Marc Shackelford-Rowell, the third Genius Grant award recipient for 2021. Marc identified a problem when he joined the solar industry – the residential permitting process takes too long. So what did Marc do? He helped make it faster.

HeatSpring Genius Grants are cash payments with no strings attached. We recognize renewable […]