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 […]

Megawatt Design: 3 Obstacles You Might Face (…and 3 Solutions!)

Megawatt Design expert Ryan Mayfield addresses 3 obstacles that professionals in the field might experience.
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Student 1: The most common obstacle we run in to is the structural requirement during the initial budgeting phase. Typically the potential customer does not want to pay for a structural analysis of a building roof or soil borings and engineering […]