Certification Prep

“Does this credential give me what I need to get into this field?” That’s by far the most common question we get from people interested in clean energy training. People are busy, money is tight, and no matter how bad they want to learn the information, students want a meaningful credential to show for the time they spend in the classroom.

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Best Practices for Hiring, Training and Retaining Installation Crews

A major challenge for renewable energy companies right now is a labor crunch; it’s hard to line up workers and salespeople in the industry, says Ryan Carda, principal engineer, Dandelion Energy, whose company uses HeatSpring for Groups courses to prepare its new workers in the geothermal field.

“Finding people in areas we are most interested in […]

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 […]

A Shared Training Experience for Groups of Employees in Solar Companies

Ben Ellis, field service manager for Solect Energy, says a major challenge for his company is keeping employees up to date on the rapidly changing solar industry.

The best way to keep his team prepared for change is through education, he adds.  “It’s nearly impossible to pull my team out of the field long enough […]

New NABCEP Recertification Requirements Now In Effect

NABCEP’s new recertification requirements totaling 30 hours of CEU credits and updated industry involvement requirements have officially taken effect. NABCEP updated their requirements on January 1, 2019 but allowed for a 12 month transition period which has now expired. Visit this page for a breakdown of the new CEU requirements for each of NABCEP’s […]