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Success Begets Success: Why Your Trip to Ball State’s GeoCon is a Great Investment in the Future of Your Business

I’m not a fisherman, but I have plenty of stories about the one that got away.  Big, fantastic opportunities don’t come along frequently, so they tend to catch us off guard.  Ball State is the one that didn’t get away.  3,600 bore holes, $88 million spent, 8% ROI, 2,300 new jobs created, $2 million reduction […]

The #1 Most Useful Person to Know in the Geothermal Industry

Ryan Carda bet me that South Dakota State would beat Michigan in the NCAA basketball tournament this year.  He lost.  Ryan’s not a great gambler, but you know what he is great at?  Everything related to geothermal heating and cooling.  In fact, I believe he’s the single most useful person you could ever know in […]

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Why Ross Beyeler’s ‘Website Optimization for Solar Companies’ is Guaranteed to Be Awesome

I’d like to introduce the renewable energy industry to my friend, Ross Beyeler.  Since you don’t know Ross, you can’t fully appreciate how awesome his upcoming course, ‘Website Optimization for Solar Companies’ is going to be.  Allow me to make the introduction:

Ross Beyeler is founder and CEO of Growth Spark, a design and development agency […]

Renewable Energy Lessons From Harvard Business School’s Study on U.S. Competitiveness

On November 15th, Harvard Business School hosted a discussion on ways companies and other stakeholders can boost U.S. competitiveness. It took place at The Henry Ford in Detroit, and the case discussion was about the rise, fall, and rise of the Big Three U.S. automakers. The room was packed with auto industry insiders and other […]

[Video Lesson] Magic Numbers for Sizing Residential Geothermal Systems

Rules of thumb are terrible for designers, but they’re indispensable for bidding and sales.  Here’s a quick video lesson that covers rough air and water flow requirements for an average residential geothermal heat pump system.  Brought to you by John Manning, instructor for the Entry Level Geothermal Professional Certificate course.