Solar Trainings

Gain the knowledge and real-world skills to make a positive change in your community. Join ASES and partner HeatSpring for regularly-scheduled, professional trainings. HeatSpring works with industry experts to develop and teach top-notch curriculum and forge long-lasting relationships with leaders in the clean energy and sustainability spheres.

Trainings are available to solar and renewable energy engineers, installers, contractors, policy makers, enthusiasts and change-makers.

Find a training in your area of interest, and check out the HeatSpring page for more courses.


Available Trainings

Solar Executive MBA
Start Date: Rolling Admission (Next Session: January 25 – March 7, 2021)

Cost: $1,995
We are excited to announce this new and improved version of our most popular course ever. The entire course has just been updated in May 2020 with brand new material. Access the tools, knowledge, and network you need to close solar deals, increase your bottom line, and grow your solar business. The Solar Executive MBA is technical, rigorous, and challenging. It’s the most intense six-week course you’ll ever find but also the most valuable. We developed it for leaders who are responsible for the financial details that drive solar projects. Access financial modeling tools and legal documents worth $25k.

40-Hour Advanced Solar PV Installer Training
Start Date: Rolling Admission – Enroll & Start Instantly!

Cost: $995
Dive deep into advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis.

Megawatt Design
Start Date: Rolling Admission (Next Session: February 1 – April 11, 2021)

Cost: $1,395
Learn large-scale solar design and how to get your projects permitted and installed faster and with a better return on investment. This training covers many types of large solar PV systems, in the range of 500 kW to 5 MW, with an emphasis on commercial rooftop systems.

Advanced Solar + Storage
Start Date: Rolling Admission (Next Session: February 8 – April 11, 2021)

Cost: $1,995
Gain a comprehensive technical understanding of residential, commercial and utility-scale solar-plus-storage systems, as well as expert insight on policy, financial models, and emerging markets and opportunities.

Microgrid Design & Implementation
Start Date: Rolling Admission – Enroll & Start Instantly!

Cost: $1,995
Microgrids are the future of energy production and distribution, but very few people understand how to create a successful microgrid. In this course, microgrid expert Dr. Andrew Skumanich provides a practical foundation for understanding microgrids and how to build them.

Financial Modeling for Solar PV Projects
Start Date: Rolling Admission (Next Session: January 25 – February 28, 2021)

Cost: $995
This is a unique and intensive hands-on course on modeling distributed generation solar PV projects. Although the course comes with sample models of an unstructured income statement, a partnership flip, and a sale-leaseback, the focus is on teaching the tools, techniques, and formulas necessary for efficient and reliable modeling. The four sessions culminate with students setting a PPA rate with escalator and valuing a real project of their own choosing using the models they built, tested, and proofed during the course.

NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Practice Exam
Start Date: Rolling Admission – Enroll & Start Instantly!

Cost: FREE
The NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam, often referred to as the NABCEP Installer Certification or PVIP Certification, is notoriously difficult, and most people who take it do not pass. This practice questions is a great first step in preparing to pass the exam.

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