Gain a comprehensive technical understanding of residential, commercial and utility-scale solar-plus-storage systems, as well as expert insight on policy, financial models, and emerging markets and opportunities.
An expert in energy storage, instructor Wes Kennedy has been a key team member on some of the world’s most cutting edge solar-plus-storage projects.
This course covers everything from an overview of all types of energy storage technologies, to different battery chemistry pro and con, to applications of solar plus storage at the residential, commercial and industrial level, both on and off grid. Then we spend some time on regulations, codes and policies, then financial models. The course wraps up with a capstone project whereby students prepare a complete proposal for one of the applications in the Solar plus Storage space.
- Contemporary applications and equipment for stand-alone off-grid projects
- Modern grid-connected residential applications
- Grid-connected commercial and institutional storage markets
- Applications and technologies for utility-scale energy storage systems
- Power converters used in modern energy storage systems
- Financial models emerging to drive the storage market forward
- Local, state and national policies and programs impacting the energy storage market
- What is real vs simply marketing hype
- Microgrid Applications
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Get Ahead Of The Curve On Solar Plus Storage Systems
Instructor Wes Kennedy’s experience with battery systems dates back to 1996. Since then he’s helped design and develop innovative projects using advanced energy storage and power conditioning equipment. He is pulling in additional high-level expertise to make this the best training of its kind.
Weekly Conference Calls
One of the best resources in this course is the ability to interact with the expert instructor Wes Kennedy as well as your classmates. In addition to our course discussion board, we'll have weekly conference calls each week during the scheduled session dates. This is a chance to ask questions about that week's lecture videos and assignments, talk about your own projects or just talk about current events in the industry.
Nabcep Advanced Continuing Education Credits
This course is approved for 30 NABCEP advanced credits, which means they count toward sitting for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam. It's also approved for 15 credits toward recertification.
Updated In 2019 To Keep Pace With The Industry
This course has recently been updated by Wes to include changes for the 2017 NEC and updated product sections for all three project types. It also now includes a new section on Microgrids.
Self Paced Online Course
You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. Get access to all of the course materials as soon as you enroll. The instructor-led session will begin on the scheduled start date. During the session dates the instructor will be in the course answering questions on the discussion board and reviewing project work.
Access Information And Build Your Training Library
After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.
Earn A Certificate Of Completion
When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.
Earn Continuing Education Credits
Self Report with Certificate: 30 NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours, 6 NABCEP Technical/JTA, 3 NABCEP NEC, 6 NABCEP Elective
If I could pick one person in the world to teach a class on solar-plus-storage, Wes Kennedy would be the one.”
- Ryan Mayfield, Principal, Renewable Energy Associates
Very good overview of the current state of storage technology and economics.”
- Bill Stewart, SolarCraft
I appreciated the approach Wes took with a holistic view of advanced solar + storage. He took wide-ranging and toothy topics and made them accessible with humour and analogy. He was effective in tying together the common storage components from the smallest off-grid cabin to utility-scale grid support. ”
- Sam Mason, Sustainable Energy Developments
A very worthwhile class for anyone interested in a comprehensive perspective of the exciting and rapidly evolving solar + storage market in the US. Wes has a firm grasp on the large variety of information on this subject matter and a great communication style for online learning. I really enjoyed this class. ”
- Stephen Kane
Wes covers a variety of current, historical and potential future storage applications. Wes's background and experience is very valuable and apparent in the videos. In addition, love the discussion board - listening to other students for real world feedback on products, applications and experience. ”
- Joe Callahan, founder, energisimple
Heatspring is a huge resource for the energy storage business. Wes Kennedy is spot on with his resources. ”
- Amanda Potter Founder/ Owner, Adirondack Battery & Solar, LLC
Enjoyed this HeatSpring course. A good way to go to improve knowledge for busy professionals. ”
- Joe Frani Project Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric
Heatspring's [Comprehensive] Solar and Storage on-line was a great way for me to gather a tremendous amount of information about battery storage. We learned about equipment, design, NEC code, utility and finances. It gave me just the boost I needed to support my understanding of utility battery storage moving forward. ”
- Mark Gillespie President, TMI Electrical Contractors
This course is a very good launching point for getting started in the solar plus storage industry. The instructor's experience provides a good foundation and broad perspective of the field. This course covers residential, commercial and industrial applications, helping the student refine where they want to specialize in their future work. ”
- Tom Durston Owner, Solar Alternatives Design
Storage technologies are broadening the market for cost-effective PV applications and the [Comprehensive] Solar + Storage course provides and excellent overview of currently available technologies and what will be needed in the future. A very professional and timely presentation supplemented with valuable course materials. ”
- Charles George General Manager
This course will quickly advance your knowledge on all the important industry aspects of technical, markets, policy and financial analysis. ”
- Gerald Robinson Program Manager , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
This is a fantastic course for the inexperience, and experienced Solar+Storage career professional. There is always more to learn and this course will touch base on every subject and make you a well-rounded individual in this excellent "green-collared" field. ”
- Kyle Selepouchin Associate, Cadmus Group
Of all the solar storage courses online and in class this Heatspring course was definitely the most professional and involved of all of them. I'm happy I made the decision to choose this course. Thank you.”
- William Lee Project Manager, Alpha Energy
I found the course very interesting, informative and thought provoking in understanding the next steps moving on from renewable integration and the challenges that higher levels of renewable penetration offer. The course is filled with good sources of reference and examples. I would certainly recommend it to those engineers who influence decision making in designs and managing energy demand with alternative options other than just a grid connection. ”
- Graham Richards Technical Sales Manager, Open Energi
This course provides a great overview of the new and expanding energy storage market that is growing due to technological and regulatory advances. A great way to focus your business model into our future. ”
- Steven Martineau Owner, All Realms Energy