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. […]

Production and Productivity on a Solar Construction Site

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” is an old quote that speaks a great deal of truth – especially when applied to the large scale solar construction site.

One of the core features of a solar power plant is the simple fact that it’s built from a number of very clear and separate ‘component pieces’ […]

March 28th, 2021|Categories: Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous|Tags: , |

Understanding Solar Project Finance Risks

In an ideal world, solar developers would find an appropriate site for solar, the local utility would offer low interconnection costs, the investor would receive a reasonable financial return and the surrounding community would welcome the project.

This would make developing a solar project easier than most because the risks would be relatively low, says Keith […]

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 […]