Abby Thompson

About Abby Thompson

Abby is HeatSpring's Product Marketing Manager located in Boston, Massachusetts. She is passionate about people and education, particularly in diversifying the burgeoning fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Abby works with instructors to build new courses and engages with our community of students and experts through HeatSpring Magazine and social media.

General Mills & The Whey to Sustainable Food Production

What is anaerobic digestion? How has General Mills’ Murfreesboro Plant leveraged it to save 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel, produce 1.6 megawatts of electricity and return 2,000 acres of farmland back to agricultural use? Sustainable Woman and Energy Engineer Leslie Marshall discusses.
Leslie, you’re the Energy Engineer at General Mills. What does a typical day entail for you?

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Exploring the National Parks & Reducing (Car)bon Emissions

Sarah Knapp began OutdoorFest in 2013 with the vision of connecting city slickers to the great outdoors, sustainably. She’s brought together hundreds of New Yorkers through Festivals, “Mappy Hours” and online resources like the Get Outside Guide. Most recently, she spearheaded the creation of a guide to visiting National Parks without a car. We spoke with Sarah […]

Solar O&M: Tips for Contractors, The Future of Solar & Workforce Development

The solar industry is booming, and there’s a lot to keep track of. From system configuration to energy storage, O&M (Operations and Maintenance) and beyond, the job of Franklin Beach Energy’s Managing Director Carter Wall is never really done. Sustainable woman Carter discusses her career, trends in solar, tips for contractors, faulty O&M contracts, preventative maintenance and […]

Infrared Imaging & The Future of Solar PV: A 30 Year Industry Veteran Reflects

Dr. James rand is a 30-year solar veteran, president of Core Energy Works, a HeatSpring expert instructor AND a Sustainable Scholar. He spoke with us about his professional journey, how the industry has changed, his HeatSpring courses and the future of solar PV.
Why do you care about sustainability? What drives you to continue your work in this field?
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Developing Your Solar Project: Research, Permits & Market Opportunities

Chris Lord and Keith Cronin discuss property records, attractive solar markets and permitting processes on the Solar Executive MBA Training discussion board.

Takeaways:

It’s often helpful to work with a county clerk when determining which property records you’ll need
Solar market attractiveness is dependent on factors like ease of access, stability of incentives and access to capital
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