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.

Training that Helps Low-Income People & International Students Enter the Solar Field

Helping low-income people and students around the world prepare for green jobs makes HeatSpring instructor Sean White proud. 

White, instructor of HeatSpring’s Solar PV Boot Camp and NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep course, is well suited for teaching people from all walks of life and across the globe.

He’s an expert who has penned numerous books about […]

July 14th, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation||

Energy Storage Could be a Gold Mine for Utility Customers. What’s Holding it Back?

Solar-plus-storage can be a gold mine for residential, commercial and industrial utility customers, says Christopher LaForge, co-instructor of HeatSpring’s 35-Hour NABCEP Advanced Solar Plus Storage: Proposals and Planning course.

But right now, the customers face obstruction from utilities that are intent on retaining old-fashioned utility models, says LaForge, CEO of Great Northern Solar.

Often, the conflict between […]

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Plus Storage||

Now Open: Live Online Proctoring for all NABCEP Board Certification Exams

NABCEP has just announced that all candidates may now schedule to take all NABCEP PV Board Certification and PV Associate credentialing exams through live online proctoring (LOP). You may now schedule to take an exam from your own home!

The LOP testing method means you can now earn your NABCEP Board Certification on your own computer […]

HeatSpring Gets High Marks for Students Taking the NABCEP Associate Exam

Over the past 12 months, 98% of the HeatSpring students who have taken the NABCEP PV Associate exam have passed it.

HeatSpring instructor Sean White teaches the students how to prepare for the exam with his course, Solar PV Installer Boot Camp and NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep. White was the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council […]

June 10th, 2020|Categories: Certification, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Sales & Marketing||

Jokes, Music and Memory Tricks Help Keep Students Engaged in NABCEP Course

Sean White brings original guitar music, his own jokes, quick responses to questions and tried-and-true memorization tricks to HeatSpring’s 40-hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs course.  

Funny Professors Role Models for White

He learned some of his teaching strategies from his favorite college professors, he says.

“In college, I made friends with great professors. They were […]

June 10th, 2020|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation||