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)

“Bring me tariffs!” U.S. Solar Industry Braces After ITC Ruling

Friday the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its decision finding “a substantial cause of serious injury to the domestic industry” due to dumping of low cost Chinese solar panels in the U.S. market. By the “domestic industry” the ITC means U.S. solar manufacturers, frustratingly they continue to ignore the implications of this decision on […]

How to Design Smart Solar Systems in a Fast-Moving Industry

Because technology, regulations and software are evolving rapidly in the solar industry, it’s important for contractors, designers and engineers to stay informed about the latest ways to design solar systems.

While it may seem daunting to track industry changes, you benefit by learning how to design more quickly, efficiently and at lower costs. This will help […]

September 21st, 2017|Categories: Megawatt Design, NABCEP, Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage||

New Course Format – Solar Business Masterclass

We are excited to introduce a new course format, developed by veteran HeatSpring instructor Keith Cronin. We are now accepting enrollments in Keith’s Solar Business Masterclass. In 2011 Keith helped us develop what would become our most popular course, the Solar Executive MBA Training. He has interacted with and taught thousands of solar professionals from […]

What You Need to Know to Create a Successful Solar-Plus-Storage Project

With a booming market, evolving technology and ever- changing incentive programs, energy storage is the Wild West of the solar business right now, says Wes Kennedy, an application engineering manager and instructor for HeatSpring’s “Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage” course.

“People need to learn about what makes a successful storage project regardless of policy issues,” he says.

To […]

September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage||

The Trump Administration is Expected to Keep the Solar ITC on Track; Here’s How to Best Take Advantage of it

With the Trump administration pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement and scuttling the Clean Power Plan, many in the solar industry wonder whether the schedule of the Investment Tax Credit phase-out for solar projects will be changed.

A number of renewable energy experts say the answer is no; the administration is not expected to alter […]