How to get your NABCEP PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Certification

The NABCEP PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Board Certification recognizes the advanced experience and skill of PV system designers. This Board Certification demonstrates your proven ability to configure the mechanical and electrical design components of PV systems.

PV EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PVDS

A minimum of twenty-four (24) prescribed hours of advanced training is required. Each candidate must […]

Basic CAD Training – Where Should a New Solar Designer Start?

My job is to help growing solar companies manage their training program. It’s the best. But I don’t teach the classes, so I rely on smart people like Sean White to answer technical questions. Here’s a question I get a lot:

Where’s the best place to get basic CAD training for an entry level person who […]

March 6th, 2021|Categories: Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar Sales & Marketing|Tags: , , , |

How Drones Reduce the Cost of Solar

Many solar companies employ an in-house drone pilot. Why? Because drones lower the cost of design, installation, inspections and maintenance in solar projects of all sizes. They can help save a lot of money on big projects, and a little bit of money on small projects.

Solar companies that don’t have an in-house pilot can contract […]

March 20th, 2020|Categories: Drones, Solar|Tags: , |

Bigger Projects, Faster Design, Better ROI – Why “Megawatt Design” Exists and Whom it’s For

“Megawatt Design” was an ambitious new course for solar designers created by Ryan Mayfield and SolarPro Magazine in 2014. The course has been continuously improved and today the content is more relevant than ever. Ryan, Randy Batchelor, and Jennifer Alfsen have been working hard to revamp everything based on how the industry is changing and […]

August 26th, 2019|Categories: Megawatt Design, Solar Design & Installation|Tags: , |

Access the Tools, Network & Knowledge You Need to Advance Your Solar Career

Here are the powerhouse solar courses you don’t want to miss:

Megawatt Design – Master large-scale solar project design, learn how to get your projects permitted and installed faster and cheaper. Access valuable tools and resources, while advancing your career and the solar industry and connecting with a network of professionals.

Advanced Solar + Storage – Master a technical understanding […]