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.

The 7 Reasons Why Solar Projects Fail

Solar development is hard today. 5 years ago, utilities were more interested in finding ways to get you interconnected. Building departments were less stringent on their requirements. Life was good in the solar space.

Then it wasn’t.

You’ve spent months trying to take a project from an idea or a knock on a farmer’s door to completion. […]

October 12th, 2018|Categories: Solar||

3 Lessons I Learned From Collaboration

It was early 2002 and the idea of a solar PPA was in its infancy. I got an email from a guy from BP Solar seeing if I was interested in buying some solar panels. His name was Jigar Shah.

That email and subsequent follow up phone call built upon a friendship and future business relationship […]

The 3 Most Important Elements To The Solar MBA Course

You want to take the Solar Executive MBA course. You want to learn more. You want to get ahead. But you’re unsure if this course is right for you.

We understand and want to clarify a few things with you.

We believe there are 3 essential elements in solar development. The first one, is having a firm […]

August 10th, 2018|Categories: Solar||

How Google Quality Score Impacts Cost Per Lead in Solar Paid Search Campaigns

In the last article, we did an in-depth analysis of 6 specific search ads for residential solar and we showed how the search engine ad itself can impact the eventual cost per lead, based on the click-through rate of the ad. In this article, we’ll dig deeper into Google’s Quality Score and how this impacts the […]

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar Sales & Marketing||

NABCEP PV Associate Course in Niagara Falls NY

HeatSpring instructor Dr. Sean White will be teaching a NABCEP PV Associate Course at the upcoming NABCEP Continuing Education Conference in Niagara Falls, NY on March 19-22.

This is a great opportunity to get your NABCEP PV Associate credential and also get access to over 500 NABCEP Certified Pros, CEOs, industry leaders, and other solar professionals […]

March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous||