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.

Free Tools to Start Learning Today:
Free Lecture: Battery Capacity – The Basis of 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.

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NABCEP to Offer Online Certification Exams

Update 4/27/2020: NABCEP PV Associate Live Online Proctoring is now available and all Board Certification exams coming soon.

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 […]

Not All Lithium Ion is the Same in Energy Storage Systems

Not all lithium ion is the same in the batteries that make up energy storage systems, says Wes Kennedy, instructor of HeatSpring’s Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage course.

“Chemistry matters,” he says. “Lithium ion is a huge catch-all term for about 10 to 15 subchemistries. And they all have different characteristics.”

When evaluating lithium ion batteries, it’s important […]

January 31st, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Plus Storage||

Solar Plus Storage is Creating Islands of Resiliency in Communities and Businesses

A large portion of Puerto Rico was blacked out after earthquakes in early January, but solar plus storage systems helped keep power flowing in many schools that served as community shelters.

Wes Kennedy, instructor of HeatSpring’s Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage course, helped create those islands of resiliency, working with Blue Planet Energy, which provides energy storage […]

Coming Soon: Ordering Modular Energy Storage to Meet Electricity Demand When Guests Visit

In the near future, energy storage will be modular, and you’ll be able to order or rent energy storage modules when your electricity needs increase, if you have guests, for example.

You’ll likely pair the battery storage with solar PV or other forms of renewable energy, allowing you to store solar produced during the day for […]