How Do We Get From 4% to 45%?

Today the Biden administration released a plan to increase the amount of solar energy produced from 4% of total generation (where it is today) to 45% by 2050. That represents a lot of growth for the solar industry.

What will that growth look like? Who are the key players needed to unlock that growth? What firms […]

Three Trends in Solar That Can Boost Income for Solar Industry Members

With wildfires increasing, along with solar mandates, power shortages and power outages, new trends in solar are emerging.

In fact, the top three trends in solar in 2022 will be power purchase agreements (PPA) that include storage, car companies’ embracing electric vehicles, and software that accelerates solar development opportunities, says Keith Cronin, co-instructor of HeatSpring’s Solar […]

A New On-Ramp Solar Entrepreneurs

Kerim Baran and I teach HeatSpring’s Solar Entrepreneurship course. About fifty students have enrolled since we launched in April, and periodically we do live ‘office hours’ with guests. This is a conversation we had with Luis Troccoli and Tim Hettermann from Palmetto about their Build+ program for solar entrepreneurs.

Jump right to 4:30 if you want […]

August 20th, 2021|Categories: Business, Solar Business Growth|Tags: , , |

How Drones Can Speed the Growth of Solar Energy

With a drone and software, solar industry members can reduce the time, costs and errors associated with designing solar systems.

And, as the industry learns more about the benefits of drones, the technology will help move solar energy forward, says HeatSpring instructor Jason Steinberg, CEO of Scanifly, which offers solar design software for use with drones.

Gathering […]

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 […]