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Why Solar Plus Storage? - Self Study

Christopher LaForge and 1 other • Last updated 02/2021

4.3/5 (view ratings)
181 students
1 module
19 minutes
4 assignments

Course description

Why is everyone talking about solar-plus-storage as a business opportunity? Expert instructors Chris LaForge and Chris Brown discuss the importance of solar-plus-storage, why it makes sense as a business case and why it is needed NOW.

In this short free course the two instructors break down what drivers are pushing forward the demand for storage technology, why solar-plus-storage has been growing so rapidly and why the growth is still just getting started.

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Full course outline

Module 1 - Why Solar + Storage

  • Why Solar + Storage? (11:52 minutes)
  • Why Solar+Storage NOW? (07:23 minutes)


Christopher LaForge

Certified Master Trainer (IREC), NABCEP Certified Photovoltaic Professional - Emeritus , Great Northern Solar

Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and a NABCEP certified photovoltaic installer-emeritus. He has been designing, specifying, and installing systems since 1988. He has been an instructor with the MREA since 1993 teaching Advanced Photovoltaic design and installation and is an ISPQ Affiliated Master Trainer. In 2016 he was named IREC's Master Trainer... Learn more

Chris Brown

Chief Bussiness Officer , KiloVault

Chris Brown is passionate about the renewable energy and enthusiastic about sustainable solutions through technology and innovation. After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts, Chris entered technical sales of renewable energy products 2006 with a focus on off grid renewable energy projects around the world. Several years later,... Learn more


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181 students have taken this course

by Alfredo Palattao 04/27/2023

This free online course is very informative. You will learn a lot.

by Virgilio Luzares, CEO, Luzares Solar 05/02/2021

The emerging future of Energy Efficiency is Solar + Storage. The technology now of Battery Energy Storage System is not DC-coupled only but also AC-coupled .You add more energy to your system during the time your solar energy system is harvesting power.

by suhail doan 06/24/2020

I am suhail hussain Ahmed doan i graduated from aden university faculty of mechanical college in 2017 and had english courses at amideast organization complete level 302 my english is good regards

by James j 01/02/2023

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