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
Christopher LaForge’s Load Calculator for Battery Based Solar Projects (Excel)

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||

Join us at the Oregon Solar Energy Conference

The Oregon Solar Energy Conference is the most robust regional solar energy conference in the nation, and returns to Portland, Oregon this year May 7-9. They will continue with their dedicated contractor day on May 7th, in coordination with the Energy Trust of Oregon, geared towards solar contractors and solar trade allies. OSEC 2019 is […]