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.

Understanding Active and Passive Income Offset While Investing in Solar Projects

When investing in solar projects, one of the biggest concepts to understand is whether you are looking to offset passive or active income. Join Chris Lord, HeatSpring instructor and Managing Director at CapIron, Inc., and Nick Giannotti, Managing Member at Redball Ventures, as they discuss the concept in How to Invest in a Solar Project: […]

January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Free Courses, Q+A, Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar Finance, Solar miscellaneous||

Standards for Distributed Energy Resources Interconnecting to Utility Systems

Interconnection standards for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) connecting to utility transmission and distribution systems have evolved and will continue to change in the coming decades.  DER includes inverter-based resources (IBR), such as solar PV, battery energy storage, and vehicle-to-grid (V2G), but also synchronous machine-based generation and other types of generation.

For people involved in DER interconnection […]

OSHA 10 and Other Safety Courses Now Available with HeatSpring

Safety training is often required – and arguably should always be required – to work on construction job sites. It’s also essential to qualify for most NABCEP professional certification exams. The HeatSpring community asks us all the time where to get federally recognized safety training. We are happy to announce HeatSpring is offering OSHA 10, […]

January 19th, 2023|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Safety, Solar, Solar Design & Installation||

Tax Benefits and Investing in Solar Projects

With so many commercial and industrial solar projects slated to come online in the next ten years, investing in solar projects is becoming a more popular and lucrative business venture. In this blog post, we are joined by Nick Giannotti, Managing Member at Redball Ventures. Nick was a panelist for HeatSpring’s webinar How to Invest […]

New Free Webinar: Unconventional Solar Applications

While we know solar can be a great way to reduce energy costs for your residence or business, there are so many ways to apply solar technology to projects outside the standard use cases. If you’ve worked in the solar industry for a while, you’ve undoubtedly had a friend or acquaintance ask you your thoughts […]