Enrollment is way up at HeatSpring, but if we’re going to train millions of people for clean energy jobs, we’ve got to keep getting better. This is a series of articles, papers, and free courses to help learners, instructors, training leaders, and educators level-up their game.

White Paper: Best Practices for Learning Clean Energy Skills

This is the first white paper in our “Researcher-in-Residence” series. A PDF version of this white paper is available in the free course, “What Data Tells Us About Teaching & Learning Clean Energy Skills”.

In this article we examine three years of Heatspring data from 2021 to 2023, and over 26k students and 50k enrollments, to […]

What Data Tells Us About Teaching & Learning Clean Energy Skills

“What Data Tells Us About Teaching & Learning Clean Energy Skills” is a new free course where Brick Maier is publishing all of his findings from the Researcher-in-Residence project.

About HeatSpring’s “Researcher in Residence” Project

Enrollment is way up at HeatSpring. But if we’re going to train millions of people for clean energy jobs, we’ve got to […]

Let’s Meet @ RE+ in Las Vegas

RE+ is the biggest solar conference in North America. This year it’s happening in Las Vegas on September 11-14, 2023.

It’s impossible to see everything at a huge show like this. So here are some of the events that we will be attending, plus alternative options for the people who can’t make the trip to Vegas:

Monday […]

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 […]

Meeting the Demands of the Solar Plus Era: Why Shaw Solar is Launching their Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Electrical Apprenticeship Program

Based in Durango, Colorado, Shaw Solar can be described as a big fish in a small pond. Opening their doors back in 2006, they initially worked on residential and small commercial solar thermal and PV and some lead-acid battery storage. They are a member of the Amicus Solar Cooperative and a certified B Corp. Today, […]