Solar


The solar industry continues to grow at a meteoric rate. We write regularly on both technical and finance concepts critical to success in solar.

Free Technical Solar PV Training Resources

Free Course: Basic Solar PV Design, Code, Economics, Sales, and Site Visits
Free Course: Battery Capacity – The Basis of Storage

Free Solar Finance Courses

Free Course: Commercial Solar PPA’s 101

Advanced Training. If you need to get in depth training on how to market, sell, design or install a solar PV project, look at our solar trainings like Megawatt Design Solar + Storage, Solar Executive MBA, and NABCEP Training.

Who Is Making Money in Solar Plus Storage? – 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. This session, we are joined by Chris LaForge, instructor of the Designing Small Scale PV Systems with Energy Storage and co-instructor for the Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Solar and Storage Series. He […]

June 16th, 2022|Categories: Q+A, Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar Plus Storage||

New Free Course: California C&I Energy Storage Market – State of the Union

Join industry experts from Energy Toolbase as they share months of internal and external research in this free course on the dynamics influencing the California C&I solar and storage market in 2022 and beyond.

Some of the topics covered include:

Energy Toolbase (ETB) Developer data. Review anonymized ESS proposal data from the ETB platform. Discuss what […]

1 NABCEP CEU – New Free Course: Simplify Your System Design with Modern String Inverters by Fronius

Like much of the equipment in the solar industry, technology found in string inverters has evolved over the past 10 years. Even just a few years ago, designers would be wary using string inverters on sites with challenging roof architecture or slight shading. With modern string inverters, those concerns are rarely issues for a solar […]

June 8th, 2022|Categories: Free Courses, NABCEP, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Product Training||

New Free Course: Unirac’s Faster Solar Design with Online Tools

What tools do solar designers use to improve the speed and accuracy of their project designs? This new, free solar design course from Unirac gives you a quick introduction to many of the top solar design tools available.

I’ve always been surprised by the number of different approaches to solar design. Especially residential solar. When you’re […]

Sean White Explains AC-Coupling, DC-Coupling, and Types of Inverters

With demand increasing for energy storage, more solar customers have questions about how batteries can work with their solar systems. Let’s talk about how to couple PV and batteries as well as the various types of inverters on the market. 

There are essentially 2 different ways an inverter can output power:

Interactive, aka grid-tied, aka current mode, […]

May 25th, 2022|Categories: Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Plus Storage||