Learn Financial Modeling to Win Your Next Renewable Energy Job

Learning how to build a financial model to develop large renewable energy projects is hard. Details matter. Getting one number wrong can cost millions of dollars.

That’s why learning how to develop a financial model is such a valuable skill. This is a quick story about how Jessica learned financial modeling and used it to hit […]

For Potential Solar Entrepreneurs, These Opportunities Await

The U.S. has 1 million untapped solar entrepreneurs, says Kerim Baran, instructor of HeatSpring’s Solar Entrepreneurship course.

Right now, the U.S. has about 10,000 active solar installers and 1 million electricians. Many of these electricians aren’t aware that they can easily become solar installers, says Baran, an engineer who has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) […]

How Can Fast-Moving Solar Companies Adjust to Growth?

It’s no secret the solar industry is growing quickly. 

In fact, 2020 set records for the industry. The fourth quarter exceeded the quarterly records set in fourth quarter 2016 by 22%, and the year ended with 19.2 GW installed, 43% more than the capacity added in 2019 –in spite of the global pandemic, according to the […]

The Duck Curve: One Picture Explains the Rise of Solar + Storage

Kerim Baran teaches our new “Solar Entrepreneurship” course. Last week we had our first live, interactive lecture. It was lightly attended, fun, and I learned something really interesting: The Duck Curve.

Here’s how Kerim explains The Duck Curve:

Net metering makes a lot of sense in the early stages of solar, I would say until probably five […]

Industry Growth Creates Opportunities for Solar Entrepreneurs

Ever think about starting a solar business?

The solar industry is growing and creating a lot of jobs. Some of those jobs will be at new firms – startups – founded by people like you. Smart people who see a need in the market and fill it.

“Solar Entrepreneurship” is a course for entrepreneurs at any stage. […]