What Happened in Texas? February 2021 Power Outages

At its highest level, electric power elevates us in so many ways.  It helps us build our awareness of local and global events, understand the experiences and perspectives of others, and collaborate with others to enact change.   It is a driver of our economy, giving us efficient manufacturing, services, and e-commerce.  And electric power is […]

How to Get into the Renewable Energy Industry

Jack Bishop of Portland, Oregon recently graduated from Tulane University with hopes of entering the renewable energy industry and doing his part to address environmental challenges.

While he had taken numerous courses related to the industry, he didn’t know where to start looking for a job.

Bishop is not alone in his wish to enter a field […]

Achieving High Quality Workmanship on a Utility-Scale Solar Construction Site

Earlier in my career before I switched into Project Management, I was given an opportunity to lead the Quality department for a leading US based EPC. I’d never seen myself as a QC guy – my background is in Mechanical Engineering, I’d fallen into the Construction world almost by accident, and by a series of […]

January 19th, 2021|Categories: Megawatt Design, Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous||

How to Complete the Deal by Keeping Solar Financing Simple

Developers of small to mid-sized commercial and industrial projects, those under 300 or 400 kW, are often tempted to think about power purchase agreements (PPA) and partnership flips as the one-size-fits-all financing solution for solar projects, says Christopher Lord, instructor of HeatSpring’s Solar Executive MBA Training course.

The reality is that such structures are generally too […]

January 18th, 2021|Categories: Financing, Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing|Tags: , |

Solar ITC Extended, Huge Public Market Investment in Solar: What it Means for 2021

The solar industry’s year ended with good news for 2021, and other positive headlines may be coming. Not only did the industry see high public market investment in 2020. The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) was extended. 

“The solar industry looks fantastic,” says Sean White, instructor of HeatSpring’s  58-Hour  NABCEP Advanced PV certification Training and PV […]