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by Nick Matthes, Project Manager, MREA 03/07/2023

The name says it well, this was very comprehensive! There was a lot of useful information, and it was all shared in a very accessible, understandable manner. I learned a lot and enjoyed the depth of the information presented. Highly recommended!

by Sierakowski Mateusz 02/04/2021

The course was up to date, extensive and it was a pleasure to listen to Wes sharing his experince on solar plus storage topics

by Godlewski Wojciech 02/03/2021

As a master's degree student in the field of energy storage and a bachelor of energy engineering, I highly recommend this course to people that want to start their career in the Energy Storage field. It is a great bridge between theoretical concepts provided by universities and practical knowledge possessed only by the industry experts.

by Stuart Kriendler, Managing Director, BE Solar (Bermuda Engineering Co. Ltd.) 05/08/2020

Wes Kennedy and Heatspring are doing a phenomenal job and providing the knowledge needed to stay abreast of the important trends and economic and technical aspects of the solar and storage industry, well done, very thorough.

by Bob Solger, Managing Partner, Solar Design Studio 04/21/2019

It is worth the investment of time and money.

by Andrew Truitt, Partner, Distributed Resource Ventures 04/01/2019

I'd recommend this course to anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the PV / storage landscape, including available products, battery chemistries, system design considerations, policy implications, market drivers, and much more. All taught by the venerable Wes Kennedy who is an engaging speaker and as knowledgeable as it gets about this space.

by Gleeson Roach, Operations Manager, Williams everGreen Ltd. 12/16/2018

Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage course is a good introduction to PV plus storage. The course will provide the students will an understanding of the challenges the industry faces and good exposure to key concepts of system design.

by Brandon Noster 11/06/2018

When I started this course I didn’t realize it was a 9 week course but once I started I really enjoyed what I learned!

by brian cullen, Principal, CAM Solar 09/24/2018

Worthwhile course. Very informative.

by Theothoros Giannakouros, Vice President, Blue Sky Solar 06/07/2018

Wes Kennedy is and excellent instructor. This course is on par with the quality training I have come to expect from HeatSpring

by Rob Mclane, Lead installer, Technicians for Sustainability 03/24/2018

An organized, well-presented course for being introduced to the potential and growth of solar+storage

by Kevin Graves, Manager of Engineering, C&I, Direct Energy Solar 11/21/2017

The Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage course was an excellent introduction into a hot, growing field. I entered the course with over 9 years in the PV industry and felt as though I learned a lot more than I had expected. There still is a lot to learn, but this was a great way to get started. I look forward to putting some of my newly acquired knowledge to practice to help implement storage systems and help our customers save even more money!

by Ernesto Grossmann, COFO, Golden Solar Electric, LLC 10/23/2017

Wes is able to translate something that can be rather complex in a walk around the park, so to speak.

by Mike Ashmore, Senior Field Applications Engineer, Ampt 09/25/2017

Top notch instructor that really knows this market!

by Joseph Shire, Electrical Designer, Integral Group 08/22/2017

Great course. I definitely recommend it if you are new to the field of storage.

by Hanan Fishman, President, Alencon 08/12/2017

Solar + Storage is the next big thing in alternative energy. If you want a solid foundation around the issues in this technology, you need to take this course.

by Martin Beggs, Front End Commercial Design, Namaste Solar 04/30/2017

I did enjoy the course and learned a lot, but my enthusiasm is somewhat tempered based on my comments above. Thanks!

by Mac Lewis, Principal, Mountain Power Solutions 04/26/2017

This is a great overview of technology, trends and policy surrounding the solar + storage industry. I gained a long-term view of where things are going and when. One of the best parts of this class is learning who are the industry leaders.

by Jan York, Residential Project Manager, Solar Technologies 04/25/2017

I've been in the solar business for a while and little did I know that vast industry of storage. Now I know!

by Michael W 04/19/2017

by Jack Ailey, Co-president, Ailey Solar Electric 04/11/2017

This course is very useful in preparing for entering the business of selling battery systems along with PV.

by Andrei B 02/23/2017

by Steven Martineau, Owner, All Realms Energy 12/12/2016

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.

by Graham Richards, Technical Sales Manager, Open Energi 12/12/2016

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.

by Taiyoko (Randy) Sadewic 12/11/2016

Solid foundation on battery storage existing off-grid and emerging grid-tied.

by William Lee, Project Manager, Alpha Energy 12/10/2016

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

by Kyle Selepouchin, Associate, Cadmus Group 12/08/2016

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.

by Gerald Robinson, Program Manager , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 09/26/2016

This course will quickly advance your knowledge on all the important industry aspects of technical, markets, policy and financial analysis.

by Charles George, General Manager, Vegas Electric 09/26/2016

Storage technologies are broadening the market for cost-effective PV applications and the Advanced 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.

by Zoltan Szasz, VP Technical Sales, Bahamas Energy & Solar Supplies 05/21/2016

This is my third course with Heatspring. As we in the Bahamas a century behind the US in solar technology and resources I was not able to complete the technically advanced objectives, like drawings and designs. This is due mainly to the lack of concrete project goals in our environment. Still, what I've learned will lead me to completing projects in real life once they appear on our horizon.

by Tom Durston, owner, Solar Alternatives Design 05/09/2016

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.

by Mark Gillespie, President, TMI Electrical Contractors 05/08/2016

Heatspring's Advanced 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.

by joe frani, project manager, san diego gas & electric 05/05/2016

Enjoyed this heatspring course. A good way to go to improve knowledge for busy professionals.

by Amanda Potter, Owner, Adirondack Battery & Solar, LLC 02/23/2016

Heatspring is a huge resource for the energy storage business. Wes Kennedy is spot on with his resources.

by Joe Callahan, founder, energisimple / energilab 02/03/2016

<taken from first question> 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.

by Neil Saunders, PV design Engineer, Technicians for Sustainability 01/08/2016

With my background in solar I feel this class augmented my knowledge and has given me a good understanding markets, financials and technologies.

by Sam Mason, Commercial Design Team Manager, Namaste Solar Electric, Inc 01/06/2016

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.

by Stephen Kane 12/31/2015

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.

by Bill Stewart, President, SolarCraft 12/22/2015

Very good overview of the current state of storage technology and economics.

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