Solar Academy


The Freedom Forever Solar Academy was designed for solar enthusiasts who want to enhance their knowledge on how solar works. From how to read a utility bill to the physics behind solar panels, these are the lessons for you!
Solar Academy
01:35

Lesson 1: How solar energy storage systems work

A solar system combined with batteries is known as a solar energy storage system. This is an in-depth discussion of how those work.
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Lesson 1: How solar energy storage systems work

A solar system combined with batteries is known as a solar energy storage system. This is an in-depth discussion of how those work.
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Solar Academy
02:06

Lesson 2: How to read a utility bill

To read your utility bill you must first know how you are being billed for electricity. Understanding your bill will enable you to choose the best rate plan
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Lesson 2: How to read a utility bill

To read your utility bill you must first know how you are being billed for electricity. Understanding your bill will enable you to choose the best rate plan
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Solar Academy
02:03

Lesson 3: How solar panels work

Solar panels are made of multiple solar cells. The cells are made of silicone, a semiconductor. Light causes current to flow by releasing of electrons
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Lesson 3: How solar panels work

Solar panels are made of multiple solar cells. The cells are made of silicone, a semiconductor. Light causes current to flow by releasing of electrons
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Solar Academy
02:04

Lesson 4: How inverters and charge controllers work

Inverters convert the DC power generated by solar panels into AC power. A charge controller is an additional circuit found in inverters for battery systems
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Lesson 4: How inverters and charge controllers work

Inverters convert the DC power generated by solar panels into AC power. A charge controller is an additional circuit found in inverters for battery systems
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Solar Academy
01:11

Lesson 5: Solar inverter oversizing vs. undersizing

Undersizing a solar system inverter is a smart choice when building a solar system because that actually increases the daily amount of power produced.
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Lesson 5: Solar inverter oversizing vs. undersizing

Undersizing a solar system inverter is a smart choice when building a solar system because that actually increases the daily amount of power produced.
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Solar Academy
01:07

Lesson 6: Take control of demand charges with a load controller

If your utility company bills you using demand charges, you can avoid expensive high peak electrical demand with a load controller.
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Lesson 6: Take control of demand charges with a load controller

If your utility company bills you using demand charges, you can avoid expensive high peak electrical demand with a load controller.
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Solar Academy
02:10

Lesson 7: How to monitor your system like a pro

Want to save the most money when you go solar? Learn to monitor your system like a pro and pay your utility less for electricity
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Lesson 7: How to monitor your system like a pro

Want to save the most money when you go solar? Learn to monitor your system like a pro and pay your utility less for electricity
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Moving at LIGHTSPEED – Creating a CRM Software Custom-Built for Solar with Zach Bloom

EP 405
52 min
12/02/2022

Welcome to Tech-mecula! In this episode, we sit down with Freedom Forever’s very own Zach Bloom, to see how he and his team turned over 1,200 standard operating procedures into the first CRM software custom-built for solar, which we call LIGHTSPEED. Tune in to see how he rose up to the challenge and what’s next for LIGHTSPEED features. Make sure you stay til the end for a special announcement! 

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