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2023 Solar Leadership and Business Development Webinar Series

by Chris Lord and 1 other

Course description

This a bundle of 3 courses taught by Chris Lord and Keith Cronin:

The Inflation Recovery Act just changed everything. The industry was already growing, but now things are going to get crazy. Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Chris Lord and Keith Cronin have taught the Solar Executive MBA training program at HeatSpring for more than a decade. They are offering a series of three free events in Q4 2022 to help get solar executives prepared for a big 2023.

This bundle will enroll you in all three events. There's no cost. You can attend any or all of the webinars live - bring your questions - or go back to watch the recorded presentation later.

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Course Outline #1 - Getting Solar for Nonprofits, Government and other Non-Taxpayers

Module 1 - How to get Solar for Non-Profits, Government Entities and other Non-Taxpayers

  • Introduction (14:03 minutes)
  • Non-taxpaying Entities and Community Solar (10:46 minutes)
  • Example of Solar Tax Credit Calculation (21:12 minutes)
  • Importance of Providing Comments During Rule Making (05:22 minutes)
  • Final Questions & Answers (12:23 minutes)
  • Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
  • Presentation Slides (.pdf)

Course Outline #2 - Competing for Solar Talent in 2023

Module 1 - Competing for Solar Talent

  • Introduction - Brian Hayden and Keith Cronin (02:19 minutes)
  • ReVision Energy - Vaughan Woodruff (18:00 minutes)
  • Namaste Solar - Alyssa Soares (10:39 minutes)
  • Q&A: Do the licensing certification bodies in your area accept solar hours? (05:14 minutes)
  • Q&A: How many people are on the training team? + What financial support do you have subsidizing the training? (07:13 minutes)
  • Q&A: What new jobs will be growing? + How are you sharing your apprenticeship model with other companies? (07:48 minutes)
  • Q&A: Final Lightning Round of Quick Questions (10:32 minutes)

Course Outline #3 - How to Invest in a Solar Project: Get Tax Benefits and Do Good

Module 1 - How to Invest in a Solar Project: Get Tax Benefits and Do Good for the World

  • Introductions (06:47 minutes)
  • First Solar Projects (05:05 minutes)
  • Active and Passive Income, Sourcing Opportunities, and Building the Team (10:03 minutes)
  • Finding Investors, Biggest Constraints, and Future Growth Options (12:50 minutes)
  • Team Dynamics and Advice to New Investors (12:54 minutes)
  • Considerations around Risk and Final Thoughts (11:52 minutes)


Chris Lord

Managing Director, CapIron, Inc.

Christopher J. Lord is the Managing Director of CapIron, Inc., a firm focused, among other things, on helping clients plan, structure and close financings involving renewable energy projects, including Distributed Generation and Utility-Scale Projects. Mr. Lord graduated from Cornell Law School, and practiced corporate law in firms, and in-house, for over 25 years. He... Learn more

Keith Cronin

SunHedge LLC

Keith Cronin is an in-demand business consultant. He has helped solar companies achieve their goals through his perspective, recruiting, coaching sessions and products. After his company was acquired by SunEdison, he decided to help people and serve others in Hawaii and across the globe. After his tenure with SunEdison, he founded SunHedge. SunHedge assists small... Learn more


73 reviews

Courses with student ratings: 3

by Olalekan Olanusi 01/03/2023

It is a good piece to watch for solar EPC companies

by Jose Castaneda 12/22/2022

thanks to heat spring for giving us the opportunity to learn about solar energy and help promote this great resource for everyone.

by Chad B 11/29/2022

by Belal Haimed 11/15/2022

نعم دوره ممتعه وقصيره

by Rashaad El 11/07/2022

Overall I think the course was very informative and broken down to the beginning stages of the overall picture for students, who has very little knowledge on the process.

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Is there a certificate of completion?

Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.

Can I register multiple people?

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