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6Mar, 2015

SpaceNews, Charles Miller, and the Incredible Commercial Space Course

This week SpaceNews signed on as our media partner for the next round of the “Commercial Space Executive Leadership” course developed in partnership with the AIAA. I don’t like hyperbole or excessive hype, even when I talk about work we’re doing at HeatSpring, so I’d like […]

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3Mar, 2015

50 Question NABCEP Practice Test [2015 Edition]

Passing the NABCEP Installer Exam is notoriously hard. On April 11th (about a month from now) the next round of applicants will take the exam. Some will pass (40-50% is the unofficial numbers I’ve heard), some will fail, and all will struggle. NABCEP’s role in […]

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28Feb, 2015

Solar Lease vs Solar Loan vs Utility Rates vs Cash Purchase

(Used with permission. Source: http://cinnamonsolar.com/about-us/lease-borrow-or-buy/)

The above picture is one of my favorite graphs about the residential solar industry. The graph explains exactly why residential solar leasing is dying.

It was created by Barry Cinnamon from Cinnamon Solar as a sales tool for his residential solar business […]

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27Feb, 2015

The #1 Online Resource for Heating Questions: HeatingHelp.com

Looking for an answer to all of your heating questions? Ask Dan Holohan. He’s the founder of the #1 online resource for heating questions: HeatingHelp.com. If Dan doesn’t know the answer, “The Wall” will (read below to learn more). I don’t remember how I stumbled across […]

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26Feb, 2015

[Interview] Lessons Learned Developing Community Solar in Washington State

(Source: Joe Deets from Community Solar Solutions. Used with permission)

Today, I have a great interview for you community solar development lessons learned.

I spoke with Joe Deets from Community Solar Solutions in Washington State. Joe was responsible for lobbying in the state of Washington for a […]

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24Feb, 2015

Online IGSHPA Geothermal Certification Course Now Available

Between 2007 and 2011, we helped certify several thousand geothermal installers at 3-day workshops around the country. Oil and gas were expensive, and the industry was going through a big growth spurt. Over the past several years that growth has disappeared, and so did our […]

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13Feb, 2015

Why We Chose HeatSpring as Our Educational Partner

Mark Eatherton, Executive Director, Radiant Professionals Alliance authored the below article. We had a chance to see Mark at the ASHRAE conference a few weeks ago and when we told him we’d love to feature him in HeatSpring Magazine, he sent us this article.

In the article, Mark […]

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9Feb, 2015

Hydronic Air Handlers + Condensing Boilers = Greater System Efficiency

The article below is a guest post from Roy Collver, President, OTBC Inc. Roy teaches Condensing Boilers in Hydronic Systems, a 6-week course where students optimize system designs and control strategies to take full advantage of the energy savings and comfort benefits boilers have to offer.

Who Should Read This: 

Heating professionals
Radiant […]

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5Feb, 2015

Part 3. Step by Step Process for Screening Land for Solar Development

This is the third article in a three part series about outlining the process for purchasing land with the intent to lease it to a solar developer. This is a personal project, but I felt it would be fun and appropriate to share the story […]

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3Feb, 2015

Forest and Biomass Grants: Meet the Man Who’s Helped Companies Acquire $2.5 Million+

The article below is an interview with Craig Rawlings, President & CEO of the Forest Business Network (FBN). Craig has more than 30 years of experience in the forest products industry. As a “serial entrepreneur,” Craig has started and run several successful construction and forest product-related […]

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