Solar PV

Re-Thinking Wire Sizing Rules of Thumb for Solar PV

For many years, the solar industry has followed rules of thumb about oversizing wires to reduce energy losses in solar PV systems.

The rules of thumb call for the PV industry to oversize wires to ensure no more than a 2% voltage drop when transmitting power across conductors. As the energy is transmitted across conductors, power […]

September 24th, 2020|Categories: Certification, Megawatt Design, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation||

The Quiet Revolution: Solar-Plus-Storage Gains Ground

In some parts of the country, the costs of solar-plus-storage are beating grid prices, which is good news for the solar industry and the environment.

For example, in Nevada, regulators in 2019 approved three solar-plus-storage power purchase agreements (PPA) for  Berkshire Hathaway Energy ranging from $31/MWh to $37/MWh. In comparison, levelized prices for grid power now […]

September 15th, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage, Uncategorized||

How to Streamline the Design Process for Large-Scale Solar Projects

When designing a large-scale solar project, it’s critical to tackle classic hang-ups as early as possible to avoid slowing a project and encountering cost overruns, says Ryan Mayfield, instructor, along with Randy Batchelor, of HeatSpring’s Megawatt Design course. 

Designers need to break a project down into stages ranging from pre-award to construction and commissioning. For each […]

September 9th, 2020|Categories: Megawatt Design, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation||

New Course: Utility Scale Solar Construction & Project Management

Are you just getting started in the large scale solar construction industry, or have you been in it for a while but unable to take the next step in your career and move up as quickly as you’d like? If so, I’m stoked to announce that I’ve partnered with HeatSpring to provide you with a […]

August 18th, 2020|Categories: Megawatt Design, Solar Design & Installation||

Zero Net Energy Buildings with Marc Rosenbaum is Back!

I am so excited to announce that renowned Zero Net Energy (ZNE) expert Marc Rosenbaum is back with a newly updated version of his best selling Zero Net Energy Buildings course.

It has been a long hiatus since our last session with Marc Rosenbaum back in 2016 but during its run this was one of our […]