216 Courses
    Solar
    Marketing and Sales

    Selling the Sun

    Solar is becoming more and more appealing as the technology improves and its prices drop. However, because most of the savings aren’t seen immediately, it can be tricky to sell such an investment to customers who don’t have a clear picture of the long...

    by Michael Simons

    4.6/5
    124 students
    1 module
    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
    119 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
    985 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
    1237 students
    3 modules
    Free
    Solar
    Other Technology
    Design and Installation
    Small Wind

    Renewable Energy for the Developing World

    Ian Woofenden has been consulting, teaching, and leading projects in Central America and the Caribbean for more than a decade, and shares his first-hand experience with seven renewable energy technologies in the "developing world."

    by Ian Woofenden

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

    Solar Performance Modeling like a Pro

    by Canute Haroldson

    4.6/5
    1046 students
    1 module
    Free
    Solar
    Batteries and Storage
    Safety

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

    by Riley Neugebauer and 1 other

    4.8/5
    45 students
    3 modules
    CEUs
    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
    683 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
    2999 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
    274 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
    888 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)

    4.9/5
    52 students
    4 modules
    Free
    Green Building
    Building Science
    Sustainable Building
    LEED

    To Electrify or Not to Electrify

    Should we be trying to electrify everything? Is it practical for existing and new buildings with the technologies we have now? Two engineers with different takes on these questions will debate electrifying residential buildings.

    by Robb Aldrich and 1 other

    4.5/5
    276 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

    4.6/5
    316 students
    1 module
    Free
    Solar
    Energy Finance
    Marketing and Sales

    Accurately Calculate the "Avoided Cost" of A Solar Project

    This free course covers how to precisely calculate the dollar savings (aka avoided cost) of a solar project using Energy Toolbase.

    by Adam Gerza

    4.3/5
    437 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
    553 students
    1 module
    Free
    HVAC
    Geothermal

    Fundamentals: Geothermal

    This course will provide an overview of GSHP mechanics and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of their installation in new construction projects.

    by Michael Simons

    4.6/5
    259 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
    295 students
    1 module
    Free
    Green Building
    Utilities
    Building Science
    Sustainable Building
    Electrical Distribution

    Energy Grid of the Future

    Grid of the Future pilot program, which offered Maine homeowners a discount on smart appliances (heat pumps, water heaters, smart EV chargers, and batteries) in exchange for aggregated remote control of those devices as a Virtual Peaker power plant

    by Fortunat Mueller

    4.4/5
    170 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
    483 students
    1 module
    Free