Solar Executive MBA Training


Access the solar training tools, knowledge, and network you need to close solar deals, increase your bottom line, and grow your solar business.


Access the solar training tools, knowledge and professional network you need to close solar deals, increase your bottom line, and grow your solar business.

The Solar Executive MBA Training course is technical, rigorous, and challenging. It’s not only the most intense short course you’ll ever find, but also the most valuable… We developed this solar training for leaders who are responsible for the financial details that drive solar projects.

The solar training program provides you with access to financial modeling tools and legal documents worth $25k. Your training will expose you to the financial modeling background and perspective often lacking in solar business negotiations that will help you quickly and easily navigate the most complicated deals to find the quality projects you want to develop, own, and operate.

The capstone project for this course means working a deal from start to finish. You’ll take one of your own solar projects, or a sample project, through each step of the process during each week of the course, from development and financial modeling to dealing with investors, all with the expert guidance of the instructors.

Help the world decarbonize and change the status quo by becoming part of the clean energy revolution that rewards professionals with a highly refined and up-to-date professional skill set.

Compare this Solar Executive MBA Training course with the Financial Modeling for Solar PV Projects course.

Note: This course doesn’t offer college credit toward a degree. Rather, it’s an intense, targeted learning experience for professionals who need to build a very specific skill set.

You’ll need a recent version of Microsoft Excel and an intermediate level of skill using Excel software in order to be successful in this course.

Additional Details About This Course

  • Participants get access to all content upon enrollment and for 1 full year after enrollment
  • The instructors answer questions on the discussion board and review required project work
  • This is an intensive online course intended for experienced professionals in the industry.
  • An Excel financial model tool is included in the course materials and used for your project work. Each model is quite detailed (breakdown of costs, production, etc), but, more importantly, the models give you the tools and understanding to add any additional details you need.
  • International students are welcome! Approximately 20-30% of the content in this solar training course is specific to the United States… The remaining 70-80% would apply to any solar project location internationally. The instructors are very open and supportive of international students and projects.

Continuing Education Hours

Approved for: NABCEP Advanced Credit Hours, NABCEP JTA, NABCEP RE Elective, NABCEP PV Associate Renewal

About Your Instructors

The course is taught by two instructors: Keith Cronin, who built and sold his solar installation business to SunEdison, and Christopher Lord, a lawyer with extensive banking experience who works with solar companies to find viable projects and qualified investors.

Keith Cronin is an in-demand business consultant.

He has helped solar companies achieve their goals through his perspective, recruiting, coaching sessions and products. After his company was acquired by SunEdison, he decided to help people and serve others in Hawaii and across the globe.

After his tenure with SunEdison, he founded SunHedge. SunHedge assists small to medium size businesses to increase profitability by developing systems which streamline the workflow from sales to operations.

He’s also involved in solar farm development, and works with hedge funds, venture groups, high net worth individuals and land owners to bring together both parties to structure financial instruments for their projects development and ongoing operations with bilateral agreements, FIT and negotiated PPA’s.

Christopher J. Lord is the Managing Director of CapIron, Inc., a firm focused, among other things, on helping clients plan, structure and close financings involving renewable energy projects, including Distributed Generation and Utility-Scale Projects. Mr. Lord graduated from Cornell Law School, and practiced corporate law in firms, and in-house, for over 25 years. He has been General Counsel of a publicly traded technology firm and energy finance firm, as well as counsel to energy development projects, utility financings, energy efficiency securitizations and renewable energy transactions. Over his career he has closed more than $3 billion in financings.

CapIron has provided consulting and modeling services for waste-to-energy projects, advisory services to a large-scale distributed generation solar project, consulting and advisory services in the solar thermal industry and early-stage development of a startup wind energy company.