Construction & Project Managers: Demand is High, Supply is Low

Chris Lord helps put together and finance large solar projects. From that vantage point he’s able to see where bottlenecks are in the industry. Recently Chris was telling me how hard it is to find experienced construction and project managers for his solar projects. I asked him to explain.

You talked a little bit about construction […]

What are the biggest deal breakers when it comes to large scale solar projects? – 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 Dylan Reitenbach, Project Manager at a national solar developer and financier. 

In this session, Dylan answers the question – what are the biggest deal breakers when it comes to large […]

How Does a Solar Project Dealmaker Spend His Time?

“Solar Project Dealmaker” is the best way to describe Chris Lord. He’s a lawyer, financial modeler, and builder of project teams. Hearing about his work helps you understand how big solar projects happen.

Below you’ll hear about a few projects Chris is working on right now. The clips are really short. They’ll help you visualize the […]

The Whys of String Sizing

Let’s go over the whys of string sizing. What is it and why do we do it?

String Sizing Basics

String sizing is critical when you’re putting modules in series. Remember that when you put modules in series, the voltage goes up. It’s additive. 

Another thing that makes the voltage go up is cold temperatures. That means in […]

July 1st, 2022|Categories: Megawatt Design, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous||

What is IEEE 1547-2018 and how is it relevant to utility scale solar projects? – 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 the Interconnection of Utility-Scale Solar to Distribution course. Tim discusses the high-level basics of IEEE Standard 1547-2018 – Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources […]

June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Electrical Distribution, Megawatt Design, Solar, Solar Utility Interconnection||