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.

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||

Studying for the Gold Standard NABCEP Exam with More Laughs, Less Caffeine and More Certification Options

Sean White promises that studying for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) exam with his “40-hour Advanced Solar PV Training” course won’t be tedious or boring.

“When I’m talking to the class, I try to make it like it’s in a classroom–not just stiff and formal and boring,” says White. He tells jokes and throws in […]

February 5th, 2018|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation||

Inspiring Others to Create Bigger, Impactful Solar Projects

Randy Batchelor was inspired by a high school science teacher to follow a career path in engineering, and his passion for the environment led him to work in the solar industry.

Now, as instructor of HeatSpring’s Megawatt Design course, along with Ryan Mayfield, his goal is to spark passion in his students the way his teacher […]

February 4th, 2018|Categories: Megawatt Design, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous||

When, Where, and How Can I Take the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam?

As you may have heard, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has changed the options for taking their PV Installation Professional certification exam. In past years, the exam was offered twice a year (April and October) at various testing locations around the United States. A computer-based option was not offered.

This year, NABCEP […]