Here’s the Financial Model Chris Lord Uses to Unlock MW Solar + Storage Projects

Financial models get solar projects built. Financial models make deals happen. Financial models make owners, developers, EPCs and investors a lot of money.

So the people who build financial models are valuable. Many people understand financial models from a high level but very few can produce bankable models that close deals. This is what Chris Lord […]

Overcurrent Protection and the 25-Foot Feeder Tap Rule

Sean White gave an NEC training at this year’s ASES Convention. Video from that presentation is included in our updated free course, “Introduction to Solar PV Design, Installation and Code”. But there was some content that was too advanced for an intro class, so we cut it and here’s one example of that.

Below is a […]

Learn Solar and Drones Together

Ten years ago “solar plus drones” would have sounded like a made up thing from the future. But here we are. Today it’s an in-demand combo of skills that you can use to differentiate your career and your solar business.

As the solar industry grows, companies are facing pressure to hire more people. I wrote recently […]

October 13th, 2021|Categories: Certification, Drones, Solar Business Growth, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous||

How to get your NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification

The NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Board Certification is considered the gold standard for PV professionals in the renewable energy industry.

PV EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PVIP

A total of 58 Advanced PV Training Hours are required to sit for the PVIP exam. Of these hours, at least 40 hours must come from an an accredited […]

October 1st, 2021|Categories: Certification, NABCEP, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous|Tags: , |

Filling the Solar Worker Gap with Flexible, Employee-Friendly Training Programs

To address climate change, local governments are moving toward electrification, embracing solar energy, heat pumps, energy storage and electric vehicles.

But there aren’t enough people to fill the positions needed to transition to electrification. In addition, solar and other renewable industry workers need to improve their technical expertise to meet the more stringent electrical requirements being […]