About this course

Learn the steps and design choices that will enable a new construction project to supply 100% of its load through renewables. Together we will explore how suite conditions will affect the cost and production of going solar (“Solar Right”).

When installing solar is not an immediate option, however, it is still necessary to take measures that ensure improvements can be made easily later (“Solar Ready”).

This lesson will provide an explanation of the minimum requirements for installing solar technologies and review potential strategies for making it easy to retrofit your projects with solar.

Participants will:

  • Understand the minimum code requirements for solar technology implementation
  • Understand how to plan and execute projects that meet code minimum requirements
  • Understand how to plan and execute projects so new homes can be easily retrofitted with solar technologies

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Course outline

1 module • 4 assignments • 1:05 hours of video lectures

Module 1 • 2 assignments
Solar Ready vs Solar Right

  • Solar Ready vs Solar Right (01:05:33 hours)
  • Additional Resources


  • Michael Simons

    Training & Development Manager, Abode Energy Management
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    In leading Abode’s training and development programs, Mike seeks to help people find joy in their work as they employ sound building science concepts that enhance customer experience. Having helped multiple home performance contractors grow strong through training thoughtful building analysts. Mike is focused on getting people to think the right way away about the... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.
How long do I have access to the materials?
For free courses there is no guarantee for how long the course materials will be available.
Is there a certificate of completion?
Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes, this is a free course so you can share this page with other people from your group.


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