Why You Should Embrace Solar Financial Modeling and Avoid Guesswork

“People often have a tendency to make decisions based on unverified instincts and outright guesswork – because it’s quick,” says Chris Lord, instructor of HeatSpring’s Financial Modeling For Solar PV Projects class.

Too often, those instincts and guesswork land developers in less-than- ideal financial situations.

A Cautionary Tale about Failing to Model

For example, one developer told Lord that he […]

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Finance||

Avoid These Mistakes When Developing Solar Projects

It’s easy to make mistakes when developing solar projects—and just one goof can lead to other goofs, extra costs, and wasted time.

That’s the word from Keith Cronin and Chris Lord, instructors for HeatSpring’s Solar Executive MBA Training course, which is designed to help you plan well, avoid mistakes and create the most cost-effective projects possible.

Goofing […]

What Solar Installers Need to Know about the 2017 National Electric Code and its Big Changes for the Solar Industry

An image of a solar PV system appears on the cover of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)—and for good reason.

“The 2017 NEC has more changes than any other version of the NEC since any of us have been alive. Most of those changes are due to what is on the cover of the NEC: […]

January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Certification, Megawatt Design, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation||

Get Solar Smart and Boost Your Income in the Solar Industry

Many solar professionals worry right now that the Trump administration may impose tariffs on solar panels from China, a move that would increase the costs of doing business in the US and spark layoffs in the industry.


However, if you can get solar smart, you can become recession-proof and boost your income, says Dr. Sean White, […]

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Sales & Marketing||

NABCEP PV Associate Credential Goes International

Are you located outside of the United States and interested in earning the NABCEP PV Associate credential? We have great news! You can now take the PV Associate exam at any Castle Worldwide testing center in the world. You could be the first from your country, a documented solar pioneer and you can one day […]

November 16th, 2017|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Sales & Marketing||