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The solar industry continues to grow at a meteoric rate. We write regularly on both technical and finance concepts critical to success in solar.

Free Technical Solar PV Training Resources

Free Course: Basic Solar PV Design, Code, Economics, Sales, and Site Visits
Free Course: Battery Capacity – The Basis of Storage

Free Solar Finance Courses

Free Course: Commercial Solar PPA’s 101

Advanced Training. If you need to get in depth training on how to market, sell, design or install a solar PV project, look at our solar trainings like Megawatt Design Solar + Storage, Solar Executive MBA, and NABCEP Training.

Here’s the Financial Model Chris Lord Uses to Unlock MW Solar + Storage Projects

Financial models get solar projects built. Financial models make deals happen. Financial models make owners, developers, EPCs and investors a lot of money.

So the people who build financial models are valuable. Many people understand financial models from a high level but very few can produce bankable models that close deals. This is what Chris Lord […]

Overcurrent Protection and the 25-Foot Feeder Tap Rule

Sean White gave an NEC training at this year’s ASES Convention. Video from that presentation is included in our updated free course, “Introduction to Solar PV Design, Installation and Code”. But there was some content that was too advanced for an intro class, so we cut it and here’s one example of that.

Below is a […]

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 Associate (PVA) Credential

The NABCEP PV Associate (PVA) program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation, and operation of Photovoltaic energy systems. The PV Associate Credential is earned by passing an examination based on the related NABCEP Associate Job Task Analysis (JTA) or Learning Objectives.

How to Get the NABCEP PV […]

October 4th, 2021|Categories: Certification, NABCEP|Tags: , , , , |