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by Turner Harris, GATE Energy 03/14/2021
I've been employed in Oil & Gas for 10 years... currently making the pivot into renewables. This class was an excellent grounding in PV and has allowed me to better understand the not only the basics but also the PV market and current technologies (among other things). Highly recommended.
by Ray del Cojo 03/12/2021
I recommend this course to understand the PV world at the entry level and a bit beyond. Once you go over this course, the logic of how things work will be there, it is now just putting things to practice to become an expert.
by Geoffrey Ritter, Owner, Plants and Power llc 02/04/2021
Heatspring has given me the opportunity to develop technical skills on a national level for myself, my business and hopefully one day for the world. This has allowed me to follow my path and to learn specialized skills at my own pace. Thank you Geoffrey Ritter
by Michael Morse 01/26/2021
There are many options to gain PV knowledge at a variety of price points (his is in the middle), but it was important that I learn from a 'guru', who not only has the applied, real-world experienced background with technical expertise and knowledge, but I wanted to learn from someone who's passion REALLY IS PV... Sean's no dinosaur, but he's been in this industry before I was born ('83), but he's still in the top handful who are at the bleeding edge of its current state. It's his passion and it certainly comes through in the way he teaches. I'd say Sean is of the handful who not only write the books (literally) on the subject, but knows how to be a top-notch educator, and loves doing it too!
by Daniel Miranda 01/25/2021
Even if you are not planning on taking the exam I strongly recommend this course. It can be a refreshing class for us who already know a thing or two about electricity and a great source of new and clear information for this ever changing industry.
by Dane Larson, Solar Consultant, Wolf Track Energy 01/18/2021
Sean is a very knowledgeable and passionate person when it comes to PV systems, and it shows in his lessons. He clearly just wants all of the students to be prepared for the Associate Exam, and does everything in his power to make sure that the students are prepared.
by Nelson Torres 01/14/2021
Since I work for a Engineering firm dedicated the most on solar works this courses help me out to understand better all the topics regarding PV Systems.
by Scott Mora, Project Manager, Sunrun 01/14/2021
Until recently the solar industry has become a practical and necessary part of our economy. Before I took this course I knew a fair amount about solar design and installations. What makes this course so great is that whether you are in your first or tenth year in the solar industry, everything you need to know to work in solar is explained. My personal favorites were the history of photovoltaics and understanding interpretations of the electrical code. If I had known this course was going to be anything like the way it is, I would have signed up for it years ago. Awesome class! Thanks HeatSpring.
by Tobyn McCormick, Owner/installer, Tobyn Clark Electric 12/14/2020
I am an electrical contractor and I want my business to move towards specializing in PV. This course has been an excellent starting point towards making that happen
by Clara (Sam) Burnham, Owner, Burnham & Sun 12/13/2020
Taking the course at my own pace and having access to the lessons for a year are important to me.
by Ajmal Abdul Salam, Tendering Engineer, Belectric Gulf Limited 12/13/2020
Dr. Sean White's Associate prep course is a must-do for serious exam goers, if they'd like to experience a fun way of preparing for the exam's content !
by Samuel Quinn, Solar Installer, Energy Independent Solutions 11/25/2020
If you are a solar installer or anyone looking to further increase your understanding of PV systems this course is where its at. Sean is an awesome instructor and breaks down complex material into easily understandable concepts .
by Thomas Meek 11/12/2020
As someone who has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level in an engineering discipline for over 30 years, I can say with certainty that Dr. White is an outstanding instructor. He will prepare you to take an pass the NABCEP PV ASSOCIATE EXAM.
by Laksh Muchhal 11/02/2020
"Multiply Ah by V to get battery capacity in Wh." One of the many tricks I learned from this course.
by GEORGE FLANDERS, TECHNICIAN /MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN, N/A 10/28/2020
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO ANY ONE, WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE A PV-SOLAR INSTALLER. HAVE NOT SEEN ANYONE WHO DOES THIS, LIKE SEAN WHITE DOES. SO MANY EXAMPLES. SOME ONE OF THESE EXAMPLES MUST BE RECORDED INTO YOUR LONG TERM MEMORY.
by Michael Motola-Barnes 09/25/2020
This course helped answer the questions I didn't know to ask about how to design and install solar energy systems, and put them in context.
by Adam Pounds, Project Manager, King Solar Inc 09/23/2020
I can't believe how convenient and efficient this material was to learn. Half-way through this course I received a preliminary sales call from a customer who was interested in off-grid. Already with what I had learned, I was able to answer his questions much more authoritatively. Super grateful Sean and Hotsprings! Can't wait to get started on my Advanced Training!
by Mark Rasmussen, CVE 09/08/2020
Great course, I don't recommend taking a break mid-course for a couple months tho lol
by Mohamed Bahasan, Energy Engineer , CEDAP 09/01/2020
I think this course is resoursful if you are a rockie in the solar industry, Sean seems to have an answer for any question you might have.
by James Pape, Owner, Selenium Solar 08/27/2020
this a great way to start learning PV the right way. I highly recommend it to all wanting to start in solar or who are already in the space.
by Brandon Bell, PV Designer, The Energy Shop, Inc. 08/12/2020
Great course! Clear and concise with real world examples.
by Isaias Avila, Installer, ECC Solar 08/12/2020
I enjoyed the course and learned a lot about PV. I liked the do it at your own pace. Sean was Great and very responsive.
by Eric Ross, Lead Solar Installer, Greenlink Energy Solutions 07/31/2020
Sean's enthusiasm and humor make this course #1. I feel very lucky to have taken this course with Sean. His response time was also an amazing feature, since this is all remote learning, it was great to have answers to questions within 18h (give or take). Sean's a great teacher, he knows what's important, and he keeps his courses updated!! I loved my experience and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a NABCEP course in Solar.
by Robert Hayward, Financial Analyst, Home 07/28/2020
A rigorous and comprehensive course, that introduces one to the complexities of Solar Systems, and does a good job preparing you for the NABCEP Associates exam.
by Tanmay Pant, Lead Back End PV Engineer, Venture Solar 07/20/2020
This course is the best way to gain the CEU's required for NABCEP exam while also gaining the required skill to pass the board exams. The topics covered are vast and extensive material is available to gain relevant experience in PV System design and code knowledge. Recommended for anyone appearing for NABCEP board exams!
by Frank Lynch, Intern, GRID Alternatives 07/12/2020
Sean is a fantastic instructor! He shares his knowledge and extensive experience in an engaging manner.
by Burke Ruder 07/01/2020
I enjoyed the class and it's clear that Sean is incredibly knowledgable.
by Nestor Juan Pablo Zapata Diomedi 06/29/2020
The course starts from the very basics to be a PV system hands on installer. It has plenty of useful tips and details for the ones as me that are beginning from scratch, and I think that the experienced ones will also find it useful.
by Adriano Orfei, Crew Lead Installer , Freedom Solar Power 06/02/2020
Great course, surpassed my expectations by far, very updated the information and the mounting systems (quick mount, invisivmount, rails, etc.) Im crew lead at Freedom Solar power in Texas, i have some friends doing courses in other places but they teach old school systems, not very updated. congrats for that, the install tips for flashings, ballasted, etc are very accurate, like very experience installer, resuming, very happy with the course, many of the things that i knew on the course were by hands on, here i could have a better understanding of the theory and the WHY, as well many knew things learned. Thank you so much.
by Pezhman Rahimi, Director of Engineering, Partner Engineering and Science 05/30/2020
Sean White is an outstanding instructor and mentor. I enjoyed this course and looking to start PVIP.
by Richard Fry, Co founder, Kuubix Global, LLC 05/04/2020
I would highly recommend this course to anyone getting into the solar industry. I have been doing solar for 20+ years and still learned a lot from this course.
by Scott Hart, Owner, Renewable Green Energy LLC 04/15/2020
Take this course, do what Sean says and you will do well.
by Sterling Jessop, CCO, 5 Star Solar 04/13/2020
My experience with the Heat Spring course was very positive. The design of the course was very well put together in order to help advance the overall understanding of PV systems. The course also did a great job of teaching and helping to understand the technical aspects of PV systems. The course instructor did a fantastic job of thoroughly explaining each of the items and having the discussion platform, for instructor guidance and other student interaction and questions/comments, was very helpful. I also found the flexibility of the training schedule to be very beneficial. Thanks Sean!!
by Charles Bitton 04/02/2020
Graet course for PV beginners. Helps to have some electrical background
by Justin Griffith, CEO/Owner, Pure Energy 03/31/2020
Sean is an amazing teacher and he approaches the subjects with tons of knowledge and is extremely easy to follow. He was very informative and goes above and beyond to make sure you understand the material. Some of the small calculator tricks I wish I had been taught in college and will definitely begin using in my everyday life.
by Justin Dunlap 03/29/2020
This program is an excellent way for those in the PV industry to become familiar with a very wide range of PV design and operation concepts. Sean delivers the information in a way that emphasizes key concepts for all students and provides more in-depth analysis for advanced learners. 5 Stars!
by Robert Fiske 03/23/2020
This was a great course! Definitely review the videos or audio files more than once! Thanks!
by Peter Aranda, Solar technician , Sunrun 03/14/2020
This is a great course for anyone getting into the industry.Sean goes into detail on how PV is changing the world and how us as students can dive in and help make a difference. Sean provides much needed knowledge in the simplest way possible.He is ready and quick to answer any questions you have.
by Marthinus van der Merwe, Solar Foreman, August Roofing Inc. 03/09/2020
I was able to apply this course to my job right from the start of the course. It has definitely enriched my knowledge and understanding.
by Henry LaRosa, Sales Executive, Long Island Power Solutions 02/19/2020
Took this course for my NABCEP PV Technical Sales Exam and Re-cert. This course packs all the info into an easy to navigate platform. Super easy to follow along. And if you take your time with it and follow all of Sean's instructions, you are almost certain to pass the exam!
by Peter Malander, Virtue Solar 02/18/2020
Wonderful course that is very informative. Sean is a great teacher who will answer any question that you ask him. Perfect for any knowledge level.
by Elliott Gunning, Team Lead, Renu Energy Solutions 02/10/2020
This course did a great job reinforcing my decision to continue to invest my time working in the solar industry.
by Ken Nadsady, Owner/Lead Installer, AviSun Renewable Energy 01/29/2020
I recommend the online PV Associate course taught by Dr Sean White at Heatspring. The course videos are effective and also entertaining. Communication with the instructor via the discussion board was convenient and the responses I got were prompt and complete.
by John Jevahirian, Commercial Sales Consultant, Michigan Solar Solutions 01/23/2020
This course is truly the comprehensive intro to PV class. Stop acting like you know PV because someone taught you how to size a net metering system! Take this class now and open your eyes!
by Matthew Hargadon, Building Performance Analyst, Guttmann and Blaevoet 01/07/2020
This course gives you an in-depth dive into the world of PV. Sean's teaching style is interesting and keeps you engaged throughout the course. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about solar.
by Jason Wentworth, Owner, Affordable Solar 01/01/2020
This class will help anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of the PV industry, regardless of whether you plan on taking a NABCEP exam. If NABCEP certification is your goal, it will really help in your preparation for the associate exam!
by aaron Mast, Solar Installer , Photon Electric 12/18/2019
sean white's PV Associate course is perfect for people new to solar
by Todd Liptac 11/21/2019
I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in PV.
by Roman Garza 11/19/2019
by Megan Murphy, Development Engineer, New Leaf Energy 11/17/2019
This course was very effective and provided a wonderful overview of the topics covered on the associate exam.