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.

A Shared Training Experience for Groups of Employees in Solar Companies

Ben Ellis, field service manager for Solect Energy, says a major challenge for his company is keeping employees up to date on the rapidly changing solar industry.

The best way to keep his team prepared for change is through education, he adds.  “It’s nearly impossible to pull my team out of the field long enough […]

Adopting the “Minnesota Nice” Model to Collaborate with Utilities for a Win-Win Over Solar-Plus-Storage

Utilities often try to stop or slow solar-plus-storage projects at the Public Utility Commissions, says Christopher LaForge, instructor of HeatSpring’s Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage course. 

In one such effort,  We Energies, Wisconsin’s largest utility, increased its fee for connecting to the grid by almost a factor of 3, he says. 

In addition, under new tariffs, customers with […]

January 7th, 2020|Categories: Solar Plus Storage||

Join NABCEP PV Expert Sean White at the ASES 2020 Conference

We are excited to announce that HeatSpring instructor Sean White will be teaching two workshops at the American Solar Energy Society’s ASES SOLAR 20/20 conference this June.

Registration is now open for SOLAR 20/20, June 23-26, 2020 at George Washington University in Washington D.C., in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

Sean will be […]

December 19th, 2019|Categories: Conferences and Events, HeatSpring Partners, Solar||

HeatSpring is the Official Training Platform Provider for DOE Solar District Cup 2020

HeatSpring for Groups is proud to announce we are working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to provide our industry leading professional training content and educational platform to the participants of the Solar District Cup 2020.

Participants include students and faculty advisers from 61 teams, representing 52 collegiate institutions, totaling nearly 400 students. These students […]

Free Webcast January 6th – Guide to Buying a Drone for Your Business

Picking a Drone: Job Performance vs. Cost is a new free course for companies that want to use drones for their business. The unbiased, free guide was developed by Keven Gambold exclusively for HeatSpring customers and will launch on January 6th, 2020.

We developed this course for companies that do inspections and site surveys. Many have […]