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.

Production and Productivity on a Solar Construction Site

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” is an old quote that speaks a great deal of truth – especially when applied to the large scale solar construction site.

One of the core features of a solar power plant is the simple fact that it’s built from a number of very clear and separate ‘component pieces’ […]

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Understanding Solar Project Finance Risks

In an ideal world, solar developers would find an appropriate site for solar, the local utility would offer low interconnection costs, the investor would receive a reasonable financial return and the surrounding community would welcome the project.

This would make developing a solar project easier than most because the risks would be relatively low, says Keith […]

GRID Alternatives’ Heller & Valdez Win Genius Grant for Their Leadership in Solar Job Training

Please join us in congratulating Brittany Heller and April Valdez from GRID Alternatives Colorado, winners of our latest Genius Grant Award. Brittany and April don’t talk about solar jobs – they make them happen.

HeatSpring Genius Grants are cash payments with no strings attached. We recognize renewable energy professionals doing important work that might otherwise go […]

Why This Long-Time Solar Advocate is Having So Much Fun

“We are at the leapfrog stage in renewable energy. This is a paradigm shift. This is the answer, the holy grail,” says Christopher LaForge, co-instructor of two new courses from Heatspring, Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Storage 101 and Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Storage 201.

For more than 30 years, advocates like LaForge have tried […]

Marc Shackelford-Rowell Awarded Genius Grant for Speeding Up Solar Permits in Philadelphia

Please join us in congratulating Marc Shackelford-Rowell, the third Genius Grant award recipient for 2021. Marc identified a problem when he joined the solar industry – the residential permitting process takes too long. So what did Marc do? He helped make it faster.

HeatSpring Genius Grants are cash payments with no strings attached. We recognize renewable […]