Three Solar Startups You Should Know

The reason that Kerim Baran is my co-instructor for the Solar Entrepreneurship class – the reason that I always come to him with solar startup questions – is because he did it. He started a business in the solar industry. Sold it to CED Greentech and now he’s an investor and startup advisor.

So my […]

Ask an Expert: What are Some Challenges of Adding More Distributed Energy to the Grid?

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. This session, we are joined by Chris Brown and Chris LaForge, instructors of the Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage Series. They answer the question – what are some of the […]

Ask an Expert: What are 3 things a solar business could improve upon to see higher revenue?

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. We are joined by Keith Cronin, instructor of the Solar Business Masterclass. Keith answers the question – what are 3 things a solar business could improve upon to see higher revenue? To check […]

Be Worth the Wait

Let me guess – You’re booked out months. The phone rings steadily, and you’re turning people away because you can’t come out until the spring or summer.

One of my clients – a residential energy contractor in Oregon – turned away more than 100 potential customers last month. These are not normal times.

You can’t wave a […]

March 4th, 2022|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar miscellaneous, Solar Sales & Marketing||

Sharing Solar Developer Secrets for 10 Years: The Enduring Value of the Solar MBA

The Solar Executive MBA launched in 2012 and there’s still nothing quite like it. I sat down with instructors Chris Lord and Keith Cronin to talk about the origins of the course and why it’s still such a unique course.

Here’s the transcript from our conversation, which you can watch above.

Brian Hayden (me): I’m here with […]

January 13th, 2022|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing, Solar Thermal||