A New On-Ramp Solar Entrepreneurs

Kerim Baran and I teach HeatSpring’s Solar Entrepreneurship course. About fifty students have enrolled since we launched in April, and periodically we do live ‘office hours’ with guests. This is a conversation we had with Luis Troccoli and Tim Hettermann from Palmetto about their Build+ program for solar entrepreneurs.

Jump right to 4:30 if you want […]

August 20th, 2021|Categories: Business, Solar Business Growth|Tags: , , |

For Potential Solar Entrepreneurs, These Opportunities Await

The U.S. has 1 million untapped solar entrepreneurs, says Kerim Baran, instructor of HeatSpring’s Solar Entrepreneurship course.

Right now, the U.S. has about 10,000 active solar installers and 1 million electricians. Many of these electricians aren’t aware that they can easily become solar installers, says Baran, an engineer who has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) […]

Industry Growth Creates Opportunities for Solar Entrepreneurs

Ever think about starting a solar business?

The solar industry is growing and creating a lot of jobs. Some of those jobs will be at new firms – startups – founded by people like you. Smart people who see a need in the market and fill it.

“Solar Entrepreneurship” is a course for entrepreneurs at any stage. […]

Why HeatSpring? 12th Anniversary Message from Co-Founder Duncan Miller

This month HeatSpring turns twelve. On this anniversary we are reflecting back on why we started the company and the core values that have guided us on the journey.

Duncan Miller is a man of few words, but he speaks the truth. In the short audio clip above you can catch a rare glimpse of what […]

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Company, Teaching|Tags: , |

Meet Sustainable Scholar Andy Skumanich: Global Microgrid Expert & Solar Start-up Whiz

A successful Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Dr. Andy Skumanich is currently CEO and Founder of SolarVision Consulting, a boutique technology business development company whose technologists work on renewables and DG energy production projects. He also co-founded Advenira Enterprises, a start-up that develops advanced coat ins and performance thin films. In the past, he’s provided executive […]