Solar PV

Learn Solar and Drones Together

Ten years ago “solar plus drones” would have sounded like a made up thing from the future. But here we are. Today it’s an in-demand combo of skills that you can use to differentiate your career and your solar business.

As the solar industry grows, companies are facing pressure to hire more people. I wrote recently […]

October 13th, 2021|Categories: Certification, Drones, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous||

How to get your NABCEP PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Certification

The NABCEP PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Board Certification recognizes the advanced experience and skill of PV system designers. This Board Certification demonstrates your proven ability to configure the mechanical and electrical design components of PV systems.

PV EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PVDS

A minimum of twenty-four (24) prescribed hours of advanced training is required. Each candidate must […]

How to get your NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification

The NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification is considered the gold standard for PV professionals in the renewable energy industry.

PV EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PVIP

A total of 58 Advanced PV Training Hours are required to sit for the PVIP exam. Of these hours, at least 40 hours must come from an an accredited […]

October 1st, 2021|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous|Tags: , |

Wes Kennedy’s Solar Shed and the Quest for Net Zero

This Fall Wes Kennedy is teaching an incredible course called “Comprehensive Solar + Storage”. Consider taking it if you want to level-up your energy storage knowledge and earn a bunch of NABCEP credits. I asked Wes what kept him busy over the summer and his answer was unsurprisingly cool.

Here’s What Wes Has Been Up To

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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 […]