Solar


The solar industry continues to grow at a meteoric rate, with 34% U.S. market growth of 2014. 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
Access Ryan Mayfield’s Free Megawatt String Sizing Tool

Free Solar Finance Courses

Free Course: Chris Lord’s Commercial Solar Leverage Model
Free Course: Commercial Solar PPA’s 101
Free Course: Microgrid Economics & Feasibility

Free Solar Hot Water (Thermal) Courses

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 Executive MBA, NABCEP Training, and the Solar Startup Accelerator.

NABCEP Exam is April 22, Take our Free 75 Question Practice Exam!

The next exam date for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification is April 22, 2017. Are you ready to pass? Here are a few ways to get prepared:

Our free NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Practice Exam offers a 75 question practice exam which you can take as many times as you want. After taking the […]

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Certification||

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 […]

Last Chance to Enroll in Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage

The Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage course begins February 20th and you have until the end of the week to enroll so don’t miss out! This is one of our top rated courses which has earned an impressive 8.6/10 rating from students. Take a look at some of the reviews:

“A very worthwhile class for anyone interested […]

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Batteries + Energy Storage, Megawatt Design||

Why You Don’t Need Bankable Solar Panels

Developers are often told to use “bankable” panels. But what if you don’t? Can you get a project funded? In helping several developers who struggled with this, Zenergy found that the answer is yes. Below we’ll explain how to make an investor comfortable with a project using newer and possibly “unbankable” technology. To do that, […]

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Energy Finance, Solar||

How to Profit in Solar in 2017

The following article was written by Keith Cronin, who teaches our Solar Executive MBA Training with co-instructor Chris Lord.

The solar industry saw great strides in 2016. It looks like 2017 is going to be a banner year. We saw changes globally. Some areas experienced contractions but the reasons we’ll discuss in a moment.

Some of the […]