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.

Solar + Storage Battery Considerations: Chemistry, Design & Charge

Expert instructor Wes Kennedy answers 3 battery consideration questions in his Advanced Solar + Storage course discussion board…
Student 1: One of the biggest hurdles we deal with on the commercial side of storage is the Authority Having Jurisdiction, or AHJ. Most often, these issues come up with the Department of Buildings (DOB) and local Fire Departments, as […]

Megawatt Systems: 3 Design Considerations

On the Megawatt Design discussion board, Ryan Mayfield answers student questions about designing systems. He discusses surge protection, tilted arrays, and “levelized cost of energy.”
Student 1: Do any of you specify surge or lightning-protective devices for your systems? Either on the DC or AC side of the inverter? Have any of you had cases where array equipment […]

Women in Energy: POWERing Growth & Profit

If gender-diverse companies financially outperform their less inclusive counterparts, then why do women make up only 24% of the solar industry? Why does this discrepancy exist and how can we work to eradicate it? Kaitlin Borstelmann of Portland Oregon Women in Renewables and Elemental Energy (POWER) has a few ideas. We spoke to her about the […]

Access the Tools, Network & Knowledge You Need to Advance Your Solar Career

Here are the powerhouse solar courses you don’t want to miss:

Megawatt Design – Master large-scale solar project design, learn how to get your projects permitted and installed faster and cheaper. Access valuable tools and resources, while advancing your career and the solar industry and connecting with a network of professionals.

Advanced Solar + Storage – Master a technical understanding […]

Fill in Your Knowledge Gaps – October HVAC Trainings

Sharpen and grow your skillset via a technical, online course about heating, ventilation, cooling and air conditioning systems:
Integrated HVAC Engineering – Master the complex interaction of room air temperature, humidity, mean radiant temperature, ventilation rate, lighting, sound, and even odors that determine the true quality of an interior environment. Go beyond LEED and ASHRAE standards with […]