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 – NABCEP Recertification Requirements to Increase December 31

Time is running out to get your continuing education requirements completed before NABCEP increases the hours requirements on January 1, 2020. Current CEU requirements for the PV Installation Professional Certification are 18 hours, the new requirements will increase to a total of 30 hours.

A quick lesson from NABCEP instructor Sean White: Elementary math: 30 hours […]

December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation||

Interested in Offering Energy Storage? Demand is High, Prices Dropping

California’s recent public safety power shutoffs have sparked a sometimes desperate demand for batteries from utility customers who want backup power.

That has helped lower battery prices, making them more affordable for homeowners and businesses, says Sean White, instructor for HeatSpring’s NABCEP PV Certification Exam Prep and CEU Hours courses.

The most recent blackouts, by […]

3 Step Tool: Find your NABCEP CEU Requirements and Training Hours

Are you a NABCEP Certified professional? I am excited to introduce a new tool to help you sort through NABCEP’s new requirements for recertification continuing education (CEU hours), then see your course options to fulfill those training requirements.

3 Step Tool

To use this tool start here and follow the 3 steps:

Select a NABCEP Certification or credentialReview […]

November 13th, 2019|Categories: Certification, Megawatt Design, NABCEP, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage||

Maximum power from a little know micro-inverter company.

If you’re like me, you have a tendency to pass over good information, because you become so busy. Everything becomes urgent and nothing becomes important.

Crisis management is the trend, but what if that can change?

As it relates to the micro-inverter market, there are a few in the marketplace that often put you into this urgency […]

October 21st, 2019|Categories: Free Courses, Product Training, Solar Business Growth, Solar Plus Storage||

Free 2020 NEC Training for NABCEP Solar PV CEU Credit

The 2020 NEC has just been released and you should know all about it! Our new course Photovoltaics and the 2020 National Electric Code (NEC)  will be FREE for the rest of the year.

This course is approved for 2 hours of NABCEP CE and prerequisite credit. You will receive a digital certificate of completion with […]

October 16th, 2019|Categories: Certification, Free Courses, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage||