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Free Lecture: How to Use Solar Leases to Grow your Solar Business

ONLINE

Length: 1 week

Instructor: Chris Williams

Partner: High Performance Building Institute

Subjects: Energy Finance, Free Courses

Description

Solar Leasing is becoming the norm in the solar industry. If you're selling solar PV projects to residential or light commercial projects and want to maintain competitive, you must offer a lease. "How to Use Solar Leases to Grow Your Solar Business" is a 5 part series created by BrightGrid Renewable Energy Finance and HeatSpring for contractors to teach them some basics about how offering a solar lease can help grow their business.
BrightGrid is No Longer in Business

We continue to offer the course to provide a basic understanding of solar leasing, but you should know that offering solar leases through BrightGrid is no longer an option. Understanding how to explain financing options is the most important skill for solar salespeople.

Self-Paced Online Course

This course is self-paced and entirely online. The lecture videos and other materials are available any time, and the instructor responds to student questions through a discussion board. In order to participate, you will need an Internet connection and an up-to-date web browser.

Supported by Student Advocate – Tom McCormack

In addition to instructor support via the discussion board, students have access to Tom McCormack, HeatSpring's Student Advocate. He is available to answer general questions via email, discussion board, chat, or phone. (Spanish email support available upon request.)

Your Instructor

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Chris Williams

HeatSpring

Chris Williams writes at HeatSpring Magazine, Cleantechies, Alternative Energy Stocks and Renewable Energy World. He's a clean energy jack-of-all trades. He has installed over 300kW of solar PV systems, tens of residential and commercial solar hot water systems and 50 tons of geothermal equipment. Chris is an IGSPHA Certified Geothermal Installer and NABCEP Certified...[more]

Course Outline

When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. In order to request a certificate, you first must complete all the assignments. Once you've completed the course sign our honor code and request a certificate of completion

Welcome - Orientation Materials

This is a free course. We take pride in our free courses, but keep in mind that this is only a taste of what we do in a full HeatSpring course. For this course you can use the discussion board to interact with other students and ask questions. You will have access to all of the online materials for a full year. Contact Tom McCormack, your Student Advocate, if you have questions. Please review the orientation materials and introduce yourself on the discussion board.

Week 1 - 5-Part Video Series on Solar Leases

This is a series of five conversations about solar leases with folks from BrightGrid. BrightGrid is no longer operating, but there are still valuable lessons here about solar leases more generally.

After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

No matter how great this course is, we know it's just one part of a bigger journey. In this module we'll start thinking about what comes next. You'll provide feedback on the course, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources. Don't forget that you'll have access to this course—and all updates we make to it—for at least a year. Feel free to come back as much as you like to continue learning, and please stay in touch. Let us know what you do next and how we can help.

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