Solar ITC Extended, Huge Public Market Investment in Solar: What it Means for 2021

The solar industry’s year ended with good news for 2021, and other positive headlines may be coming. Not only did the industry see high public market investment in 2020. The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) was extended. 

“The solar industry looks fantastic,” says Sean White, instructor of HeatSpring’s  58-Hour  NABCEP Advanced PV certification Training and PV […]

New Free Course: Designing Utility-Scale Solar with PVComplete

Solar soft costs continue to fall as new software solutions move the industry forward. We’re excited to partner with one of those software providers, PVComplete. In the new, free solar design course, “Designing Utility-Scale Solar with PVComplete”, you can see how their software works, and if you like it, get a 30-day free trial.

PVComplete software […]

December 6th, 2020|Categories: Free Courses, Megawatt Design, Solar Design & Installation||

Re-Thinking Wire Sizing Rules of Thumb for Solar PV

For many years, the solar industry has followed rules of thumb about oversizing wires to reduce energy losses in solar PV systems.

The rules of thumb call for the PV industry to oversize wires to ensure no more than a 2% voltage drop when transmitting power across conductors. As the energy is transmitted across conductors, power […]

September 24th, 2020|Categories: Certification, Megawatt Design, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation||

How to Streamline the Design Process for Large-Scale Solar Projects

When designing a large-scale solar project, it’s critical to tackle classic hang-ups as early as possible to avoid slowing a project and encountering cost overruns, says Ryan Mayfield, instructor, along with Randy Batchelor, of HeatSpring’s Megawatt Design course. 

Designers need to break a project down into stages ranging from pre-award to construction and commissioning. For each […]

September 9th, 2020|Categories: Megawatt Design, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation||

New Course: Utility Scale Solar Construction & Project Management

Are you just getting started in the large scale solar construction industry, or have you been in it for a while but unable to take the next step in your career and move up as quickly as you’d like? If so, I’m stoked to announce that I’ve partnered with HeatSpring to provide you with a […]

August 18th, 2020|Categories: Megawatt Design, Solar Design & Installation||