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.

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 […]

Free Lecture: How Storage Paves the Way for the Grid of the Future

We are excited to announce a new free lecture by Wes Kennedy. This one hour lecture builds the case for battery energy storage systems and then discusses specific use cases for those systems. Topics include problem drivers such as climate change, intermittency of renewable sources, and problems with high penetrations of renewables on the utility […]

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Batteries + Energy Storage, Free Courses||

How do I Understand Optimal Voltage Drop Percentage? Q+A from NABCEP Advanced PV Installer Training

I have question about voltage drop. In my area, some sources say if Voltage drop is less than 3% it is ok, some sources say it must be not more than 2%. How do I understand optimal Voltage Drop %?
This question was asked recently by a student in our 40-hour Advanced Solar PV Installer Training. […]

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation||