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


Length: 1 module

Instructor: Chris Williams

Subjects: Energy Finance


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.)

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.

Your Instructor

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Chris Williams


Chris Williams is from Faze1. Faze1 helps HVAC and solar companies laser focus their marketing by using big data to target homeowners based on their heating and solar characteristics. Go to Faze1 ( to put their data to work for you for free with free custom analysis of your service territory. Chris has worked with HeatSpring, Nexamp, Ground Energy...[more]

Course Outline

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

In this module, you'll provide feedback on this lecture, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources.

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