The United States is forecasted to add an additional 21.8 GW of utility-scale solar in 2022 and 24.1 GW in 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In fact, they expect solar additions to account for nearly half of new generating capacity in 2022. That translates to a whole lot more large photovoltaic power plants interconnecting to our utility grid now and continuing into the future. 

To keep up with this massive growth, solar developers, contractors, utilities, regulators, equipment suppliers, and consultants need an accelerated and effective way for their teams to gain an understanding of utility-scale solar PV plants, utility distribution systems, and the many considerations and challenges interconnecting the two.

That’s exactly why HeatSpring instructor Tim Taylor developed his newest course – Connecting Utility-Scale Solar PV to Distribution Systems. Tim draws on his 30+ years of experience in electric distribution planning, design, operations, and asset management to create this informative, in-depth 8-week course.

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Learners can expect to: 

  • Gain a knowledge base you can use for successful interconnections of utility-scale solar PV to utility distribution
  • Be able to understand the “lingo” and concepts of utility distribution systems, and have better conversations during solar PV project development and execution
  • Boost their capabilities, become more valuable to their organization, and enhance their career progression

This course is great for people whose organization is diving into utility-scale solar, those who want to upskill their knowledge base to work on more complex utility-scale projects, and for teams who are already doing work in utility-scale solar but want to solidify their working knowledge on the complex area of interconnection. While this course is technical in nature, Tim developed course materials starting from the ground up, meaning non-engineers and those new to utility-scale solar will be able to progress through the course with relative ease.

Ready to sign up? Enroll today in Connecting Utility Scale Solar PV to Distribution Systems!