Solar PV


The U.S. Solar industry achieved another record year in 2014, growing by 34% over 2013 to install nearly 7,000 megawatts (MW) of solar electric capacity. Within the photovoltaic (PV) sector, over 6,200 MW of capacity was installed, led by the residential and utility segments, which grew by 51% and 38%, respectively. The concentrating solar power segment enjoyed its largest year ever with 767 MW of capacity installed. Together, the solar industry istalled 32% of all new electricity generating capacity in the U.S. – second only to natural gas. This growth is expected to continue, with an additional 20,000 MW of solar capacity projected over the next two years.

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New Course Format – Solar Business Masterclass

We are excited to introduce a new course format, developed by veteran HeatSpring instructor Keith Cronin. We are now accepting enrollments in Keith’s Solar Business Masterclass. In 2011 Keith helped us develop what would become our most popular course, the Solar Executive MBA Training. He has interacted with and taught thousands of solar professionals from […]

What You Need to Know to Create a Successful Solar-Plus-Storage Project

With a booming market, evolving technology and ever- changing incentive programs, energy storage is the Wild West of the solar business right now, says Wes Kennedy, an application engineering manager and instructor for HeatSpring’s “Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage” course.

“People need to learn about what makes a successful storage project regardless of policy issues,” he says.

To […]

September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage||

How to Get More Clients, Team Members and Profits for Your Solar Business

We are excited to announce a new free lecture: How to Get More Clients, Team Members and Profits for Your Solar Business by veteran instructor and solar business expert Keith Cronin!

Keith will be hosting live Q&A sessions and answering questions on the discussion board over the next few weeks. To join, just enroll here, watch […]

August 8th, 2017|Categories: Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Finance, Solar Sales & Marketing||

Reminder: Aug 4, 2017 Application Deadline for NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam

The fall 2017 application deadline for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification is August 4, 2017. Do you have your 58 hours of required training in order to sit for the exam? HeatSpring has several convenient options for getting your hours done, even at the last minute!

In order to sit for the NABCEP PV Installation […]

July 5th, 2017|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation||

How Time of Use Rates Work

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AURORA SOLAR’S BLOG
What do the prices of movie tickets to Hollywood’s latest blockbuster and the cost of energy in California have in common? First, in most theaters, you will find that ticket prices change based on the time of day you want to see your show. This is similar […]