The Most Important Factors When Specifying a Transformer

Going from designing residential solar systems to commercial and industrial (C&I) solar systems requires new knowledge in many areas. One area in particular is equipment selection.  When megawatt-scale solar systems are designed and put into operation, medium voltage electrical equipment must be properly selected for safe and optimal operation. In this excerpt from Megawatt Design, […]

One Year Trial of HelioScope Now Included in Megawatt Design Course Through Aurora Partnership

HeatSpring and Aurora are teaming up to provide a pretty incredible hands-on learning experience for students. Now when students enroll in Megawatt Design, they will get access to HelioScope by Aurora for the duration of the course, which is one year from the date of enrollment. Join over 350 students who have already enrolled in […]

Utility-Scale Solar PV Flourishes Despite Mixed Business Conditions

In September 2023, SEIA and Wood Mackenzie released its “Solar Market Insight Report Q3 2023” report. The report projects more than 20 GW of additions in utility-scale solar in 2023, up from 11.8 GW in 2022.

Last month, EIA reported that nearly 17 GW of utility-scale solar was added in the first half of 2023.

These reports […]

New Course Announcement: Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for Solar Companies

Did you know that farmers and rural small businesses may be eligible for a grant covering up to 50% of eligible renewable energy project costs up to $1 million, significantly reducing a project’s payback period? It’s an incredible program that is growing in popularity. That’s why it’s the focus of our newest free course on […]

Leadership in Utility-Scale Solar Construction

I want to share some interesting stats about jobs in utility-scale solar, from IREC’s Annual Solar Job Census, which they’ve just published in July 2023:

65% of all solar jobs are doing installation & project development work, and about half of those jobs are on bigger projects: commercial and utility-scale solar.

97% of solar companies say […]