135 Courses
    Solar
    Design and Installation
    Batteries and Storage

    Understanding Residential and Commercial Energy Storage

    Learn the elements of energy storage for residential and commercial clients with this introductory overview of the field, led by expert Chris LaForge

    by Christopher LaForge

    4.4/5
    640 students
    1 module
    Free
    Solar
    Energy Finance
    Marketing and Sales

    Mastering Commercial Solar Finance

    This course includes hours of expert-led videos, advice from a $20MM solar tax equity investor, non-profit solar financing/PPA best practices and much more!

    by Chris Lord and 1 other

    4.3/5
    1224 students
    3 modules
    Free
    Solar
    Energy Finance
    Marketing and Sales

    Commercial Solar PPAs 101

    Enroll in this free course and learn the basics of community solar, how PPAs work, the key legal structures used to finance projects, and the basics of financial modeling.

    by Keith Cronin and 2 others

    4.2/5
    3418 students
    4 modules
    Free
    Solar
    Batteries and Storage

    Future-proofing Solar PV savings with Energy Storage

    This course covers an overview of the "future-proofing solar savings" concept. The changes being proposed and implemented depend on state and utility territory, but the one general commodity that most share is that they typically erode the savings

    by Adam Gerza

    4.4/5
    112 students
    1 module
    Free
    Solar
    Design and Installation

    Solar Performance Modeling like a Pro

    by Canute Haroldson

    4.6/5
    1032 students
    1 module
    Free
    Green Building
    Building Science

    Become a Building Enclosure Control Freak and Do Residential Ventilation Right

    Learn from industry expert Allison Bailes in this free course on building enclosures and controls. This lecture is designed for engineers, architects, builders, trade contractors, and energy raters.

    by Allison Bailes III

    4.4/5
    2993 students
    1 module
    Free
    Green Building
    Building Science
    Sustainable Building
    Insulation
    Ventilation IAQ

    Unvented Roofs without Spray Foam: The Rest of the Story

    Examine cellulose vs. fiberglass insulation, interior vapor control membranes, diffusion vents at the ridge, interior humidification, inward vapor drive issues, and the effect of air barrier imperfections.

    by Kohta Ueno

    4.5/5
    311 students
    1 module
    Free
    Solar
    Other Technology
    Design and Installation
    Drones

    Drones, 3D Mapping and LiDAR in Solar

    This free drone course was developed in partnership with Scanifly software to help solar companies understand the opportunity that drones represent for their business.

    by John Novak and 1 other

    4.4/5
    262 students
    1 module
    Free
    Green Building
    Zero Net Energy

    Introduction to Zero Net Energy Buildings

    This thirty minute lecture describes what it takes to build zero net energy buildings. It provides builders with an honest look at the benefits, challenges, and economics of zero net energy projects.

    by Marc Rosenbaum

    4.5/5
    673 students
    1 module
    Free
    Solar
    Design and Installation
    Business Growth

    Streamlining Solar Permitting with SolarAPP+

    Learn how SolarAPP+ is saving homeowners, solar companies, and local governments time and money with a streamlined, automated, and safe online permitting platform for routine solar permits

    by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

    5.0/5
    47 students
    4 modules
    Free
    Solar
    Design and Installation
    Business Growth
    Megawatt Design

    Solar Development on Brownfields & Landfills

    Landfills are excellent sites for renewable energy projects. This course defines landfills and explains how to permit and site them for solar redevelopment.

    by LaBella Associates and 3 others

    4.8/5
    50 students
    1 module
    Free
    Green Building
    HVAC
    Building Science
    HVAC Design
    Sustainable Building
    LEED

    Finally Fossil-Fuel-Free: Air-to-Water Heat Pump & Ventilation Retrofit

    Air-to-water heat pumps have generated a lot of excitement for their enormous retrofit potential. This case study details one home’s retrofit to an AWHP system, which was developed by hydronics experts to be simple and repeatable.

    by Brian Just

    4.5/5
    476 students
    1 module
    Free
    Solar
    Green Building
    Design and Installation
    Zero Net Energy
    Batteries and Storage
    Sustainable Building

    Beyond Zero Net Energy: PV + Storage

    Marc Rosenbaum looks at the potential for battery storage to greatly increase the fraction of a house’s annual load that can be served onsite by solar electricity.

    by Marc Rosenbaum

    4.4/5
    1652 students
    1 module
    Free
    HVAC
    HVAC Design
    Geothermal

    Geothermal HVAC Design: From Building Loads to Bore Field Design

    Learn Geothermal HVAC Design fundamentals, with emphasis on building load (residential, commercial and institutional) development, leading to bore field specification from industry legend Al Koenig.

    by Albert Koenig

    4.6/5
    251 students
    1 module
    Free

    Designing a residential PV plant with PVsol Software

    by Shayan Razaghy

    4.5/5
    186 students
    1 module
    Free
    Utilities
    Other Technology
    Energy Storage

    Large Scale Solutions to Energy Storage

    Jay has interviewed over 70 guests across all energy sectors. This course includes a 30 minute lecture on large scale solutions to energy storage along with the 12 Energy Cast energy storage episodes referenced in the lecture.

    by Jay Dauenhauer

    4.6/5
    291 students
    1 module
    Free
    Solar
    Design and Installation

    5 Things You Should Know About Silicon PV Panels

    In this free course, Dr. James Rand discusses the 5 things you should know about silicon PV panels.

    by Dr. James Rand

    4.6/5
    961 students
    1 module
    Free
    Solar
    Design and Installation

    Hybrid PV-Diesel Energy Systems Planning for Beginners

    This short course provides a quick recap of Solar PV basics and then walk you through the main planning steps of a Diesel - PV hybrid system.

    by Mathy Mpassy Isinki

    4.5/5
    539 students
    1 module
    Free
    Microgrid
    Economics

    Economic Optimization of Hybrid Renewable Microgrids Using HOMER Pro

    This free course shows you how to use HOMER software to simulate microgrid performance. A free 30-day trial of HOMER software and a walk-through of several real examples is also included.

    by John Glassmire

    4.6/5
    873 students
    1 module
    Free
    Solar
    Batteries and Storage
    Safety

    Footprint Project Volunteer Training - Solar Smart Hands (Module 2)

    by Riley Neugebauer and 1 other

    4.7/5
    31 students
    3 modules
    CEUs
    Free