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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Footprint Project Volunteer Training - Solar Smart Hands (Module 2)
by Riley Neugebauer and 1 other