Solar


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.

How to Boost Your Income in the Solar Industry During the COVID-19 Crisis

“Get educated and work from home during COVID,” says Sean White, instructor of HeatSpring’s 30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs.

With HeatSpring’s courses, solar installers can get off the roof and start working from home, says White, the author of numerous books about solar energy. He was the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council Trainer […]

November 14th, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Sales & Marketing||

NABCEP Certification = Higher Salary (70% of the Time)

The NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification is the gold standard for solar installers. Passing the test is notoriously hard. NABCEP doesn’t publish statistics but the general consensus is that it’s only around a 50% passing rate. Last month we sent out a survey to 571 HeatSpring customers who had taken the 40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV […]

November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation||

NABCEP PVIP Training and Exam Approved for U.S. Army Credentialing Assistance Program

HeatSpring has recently been accepted as an approved training provider by the ArmyIgnited Credentialing Assistance Program. Soldiers may apply for funding to complete our 58-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training Series as well as for all NABCEP application and exam fees for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam.

Currently the tuition maximum allowable amount is […]

October 30th, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Our Company, Solar Design & Installation||

Protecting Firefighters and Solar Homes with Rapid Shutdown During Wildfire Season

When Sean White meets firefighters, he often asks what they do if they encounter solar homes during wildfires. Do they rush to protect the homes?

In the past, the answer was no, says White, instructor of HeatSpring’s 40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification and CEUs course. He’s the author of numerous books about solar and was the […]

New Standards Aim to Ensure Storage is Safe But Fail to Distinguish Among Battery Chemistries

A lithium-ion battery in a container near Phoenix owned by Arizona Public Service (APS) caught fire in April 2019, then other batteries in the container caught fire, releasing explosive gas and sparking an explosion that hurt several first responders.

Such battery fires, prompted by high temperatures resulting from mechanical failure, damage to the batteries or short […]

October 14th, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage||