Working in utility-scale solar? What you need to know about interconnection – Ask an Expert

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. We are joined by Tim Taylor, instructor of Interconnection of Utility-Scale Solar to Distribution, Introduction to Distribution Systems, and more.

While Tim has previously recorded his answer to this question, students in Tim’s HeatSpring […]

May 12th, 2022|Categories: Electrical Distribution, Megawatt Design, Q+A, Solar, Solar Utility Interconnection, Utilities||

New Free Course: Solar Development on Brownfields & Landfills

In the past few years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified over 80,000 brownfields and municipal solid waste landfills across the country that could be used for renewable energy facilities. There are many benefits to reusing contaminated land for renewable energy, such as greater community support, protection of open space and valuable farmland and possibly shorter project […]

Transmission and Distribution Interconnection Standards – Does Your Organization Know About Them?

Utility interconnection standards will be critical for increasing the connection of DER (Distributed Energy Resources), including solar PV, to distribution and transmission systems.  In the US, IEEE 1547-2018 is a predominant standard, accompanied by UL 1741 for testing, that governs interconnection of DER to distribution.  Since distribution organizations are regulated by state-level public service commissions, […]

May 4th, 2022|Categories: Electrical Distribution, Megawatt Design, Solar, Solar Utility Interconnection, Utilities||

Free NABCEP CEU – Live Webinar on Utility-Scale PV and Distribution Voltage Challenges

Live Webinar – Wednesday, June 8th – 12-1:30pm EST – Reserve your spot on HeatSpring

If you or your company have worked on developing utility-scale projects, you know that connecting large PV power plants to the grid can present challenges, especially if there is a knowledge gap between the solar developers and distribution utilities. Level up your […]

Ask an Expert: What Is Value Stacking as It Relates to Solar Plus Storage?

In the Ask an Expert series, HeatSpring instructors and industry thought leaders answer a question on the minds of the HeatSpring community. This session, we are joined by Chris Brown and Chris LaForge, instructors of the Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage Series. They answer the question – what is value stacking as […]