Batteries + Energy Storage

Since the dawn of the electric age, utilities have controlled the generation and delivery of electricity to end users, maintaining a constant balance between supply and demand for a commodity that’s both created and consumed in the same instant.

The rise of distributed energy resources, whether from rooftop solar PV, industrial and commercial cogeneration plants, or self-contained microgrid systems, is bringing more and more customer-generated electricity onto that grid.

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Free Lecture: Battery Capacity – The Basis of Storage

Energy Storage Could be a Gold Mine for Utility Customers. What’s Holding it Back?

Solar-plus-storage can be a gold mine for residential, commercial and industrial utility customers, says Christopher LaForge, co-instructor of HeatSpring’s 35-Hour NABCEP Advanced Solar Plus Storage: Proposals and Planning course.

But right now, the customers face obstruction from utilities that are intent on retaining old-fashioned utility models, says LaForge, CEO of Great Northern Solar.

Often, the conflict between […]

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Plus Storage||

Now Open: Live Online Proctoring for all NABCEP Board Certification Exams

NABCEP has just announced that all candidates may now schedule to take all NABCEP PV Board Certification and PV Associate credentialing exams through live online proctoring (LOP). You may now schedule to take an exam from your own home!

The LOP testing method means you can now earn your NABCEP Board Certification on your own computer […]

New Free Course: Why Solar Plus Storage?

Why is everyone talking about solar-plus-storage as a business opportunity? Expert instructors Chris LaForge and Chris Brown discuss the importance of solar-plus-storage, why it makes sense as a business case and why it is needed NOW.

In our new free course Why Solar Plus Storage the two instructors break down what drivers are pushing forward the […]

May 29th, 2020|Categories: NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage||

Help Choose the Solar District Cup 2020 Industry Choice Winner

We are excited to invite all HeatSpring students, instructors, and members of our community to participate in the selection of the Industry Choice winner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup 2020 Competition Event on Monday April 27th from 2-3pm ET. Please RSVP here to see the presentations and vote on your favorite team.

HeatSpring […]

NABCEP to Offer Online Certification Exams

Update 6/16/2020: Live Online Proctoring is now available for all NABCEP Board Certification and Associate credentialing exams.

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 emergency, NABCEP has decided to offer all Board Certification and Associate level exams through live online proctoring (LOP). Live online proctoring is an internet-based form of assessment, which allows you to take NABCEP exams […]