Why This Long-Time Solar Advocate is Having So Much Fun

“We are at the leapfrog stage in renewable energy. This is a paradigm shift. This is the answer, the holy grail,” says Christopher LaForge, co-instructor of two new courses from Heatspring, Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Storage 101 and Utility Scale Commercial & Industrial Storage 201.

For more than 30 years, advocates like LaForge have tried […]

Blending Battery-Free and Battery Back-Up PV Systems: Free Lecture

Curious about designing dual PV systems?
Watch Christopher LaForge’s new case study, in which the Kroska Residential PV installation, (a project blending two PV system designs– Battery Free and Battery Back-up) is discussed. The Kroska installation accommodates two roof planes and types, with a design that provides great cost-effectiveness and high ascetic quality.
Enroll in “The Kroska Case Study: Solar PV […]

Free Lecture: Commercial Photovoltaic Design- Integrating Commercial Scale Storage

Sign up for Christopher LaForge’s FREE Commercial Photovoltaic Design- Integrating Commercial Scale Storage Lecture today!
In this video lecture, Chris explains how commercial scale storage will affect the market for commercial clients, some of the major players that are in the current expanding field and see how small utilities will benefit from this scale of storage added to Commercial […]

The Advantages of Adding Storage to Your Commercial Solar PV Design

In the article below, Christopher LaForge, IREC-Certified Master Trainer, NABCEP-Certified PV Installation Professional, and CEO of Great Northern Solar, provides detail about the advantages of adding storage to your commercial solar PV design.
Learning Takeaways:

By storing solar generation during the middle of the day and then using the stored solar generation at the end of the day […]

3 Reasons Your PV System Load Profile is Overinflated and How to Fix It

The article below is a discussion from our course, Batteries in Solar PV Systems, led by Christopher LaForge. Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and a NABCEP certified photovoltaic installer. He has been designing, specifying, and installing systems since 1988.

Takeaways:

The Energy Master Program is a great tool to work out a design for […]