Solar Legend Lends Expertise to HeatSpring Courses with Sean White

Solar legend Bill Brooks has partnered with HeatSpring instructor Sean White to prepare new materials for some of White’s courses that train students to take NABCEP exams.

Brooks, who calls himself an ambassador for solar technology, is an engineer with more than 30 years of experience designing, installing and evaluating grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

More than […]

March 14th, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Sales & Marketing||

Best Practices for Hiring, Training and Retaining Installation Crews

A major challenge for renewable energy companies right now is a labor crunch; it’s hard to line up workers and salespeople in the industry, says Ryan Carda, principal engineer, Dandelion Energy, whose company uses HeatSpring for Groups courses to prepare its new workers in the geothermal field.

“Finding people in areas we are most interested in […]

Creating a Flexible Financial Model that Incorporates the ITC Changes

It’s not unusual for people in a rush to hard wire some information into the formulas of their financial models for solar projects, says Chris Lord, instructor of HeatSpring’s Solar Executive MBA Training course along with co-instructor Keith Cronin.

But it’s important to create models that are as flexible as possible–especially when it comes to the […]

January 31st, 2020|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing||

Solar Plus Storage is Creating Islands of Resiliency in Communities and Businesses

A large portion of Puerto Rico was blacked out after earthquakes in early January, but solar plus storage systems helped keep power flowing in many schools that served as community shelters.

Wes Kennedy, instructor of HeatSpring’s Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage course, helped create those islands of resiliency, working with Blue Planet Energy, which provides energy storage […]

A Shared Training Experience for Groups of Employees in Solar Companies

Ben Ellis, field service manager for Solect Energy, says a major challenge for his company is keeping employees up to date on the rapidly changing solar industry.

The best way to keep his team prepared for change is through education, he adds.  “It’s nearly impossible to pull my team out of the field long enough […]