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.

Visual Guide to the New Solar Apprenticeship Requirements

Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAP) are a hot topic because there are new requirements for some (not all) solar companies. We offer this visual guide as a time-efficient way to get your head around this emerging opportunity.

This is a super basic explanation of a complex topic. If you read this and want more details, here’s a […]

The 2023 National Electrical Code is Now Available Online for Free

Becoming familiar with the National Electrical Code (NEC) is an absolute requirement for anyone planning on advancing in residential and commercial solar installation, design, or operations. It’s created by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to safeguard persons and property from hazards associated with all types of electrical installations, not only photovoltaic ones. The NEC […]

September 21st, 2022|Categories: Safety, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous||

New Free Course: Inflation Reduction Act: Energy Storage and Solar Tax Credits

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 was signed into law on August 16th, 2022, providing a historic $369 billion of clean energy and climate investments over the next 10 years. The expert  team at Energy Toolbase has been diving deep into the energy storage and solar tax provisions within the bill, to understand how […]

145 Gigawatts of Pure Opportunity

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, we’re going to triple the solar industry by 2027. Yes, that’s right, triple. Today we are installing 20 GW of solar in the US. By 2027, we will be installing 60 GW or more. It’s a very exciting time in the clean energy transition and we hope […]

Updates to NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification – Qualification and Recertification

NABCEP has recently announced changes to the PV Technical Sales (PVTS) exam qualification and recertification requirements to align with changes in the industry and the other NABCEP professional certifications. These changes will go into effect November 1st, 2022. The current recertification requirements (18 hours of CEUs and 6 sales proposals) will no longer be available […]

September 1st, 2022|Categories: NABCEP, Solar, Solar Sales & Marketing||