Alumni Stories

HeatSpring Alums are some of the most interesting, talented professionals on the planet. Whenever we can scrape together some extra time, we enjoy learning and writing about the exciting things they do. Have a story to share? We’d love to hear from you. Please send a note to Abby Thompson, HeatSpring’s Product Marketing Manager, at abby(at)heatspring.com.

“We Don’t Have a (Solar) Labor Shortage”

“We don’t have a labor shortage. We have a shortage of jobs people want to do.”

That’s my favorite quote from the IREC Workforce Summit that took place last week in Washington D.C. The room was full of educators, policy organizations, solar advocates, and government representatives sharing their ideas and best practices for the future of […]

Why Your Install Crews Don’t Have (M)any Women

It’s no secret that women are very underrepresented in the solar industry. According to the National Solar Job Census, women made up just under 30% of solar employees in 2021, which is well below the 47% of women that make up the national workforce. Looking at women in solar trades positions, that number surely diminishes […]

July 27th, 2022|Categories: Alumni Stories, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous, Women in Solar Energy||

HeatSpring Alumni Spotlight: Flying Drones with Ian

Ian Ricci enrolled in the HeatSpring Drone Pilot Boot Camp in 2020. He is the Co-Founder and COO/CTO at SolBid, where he uses his flying skills and commercial drone pilot license to do everything from initial site inspections to showing off their stunning solar installations. We asked him a few questions about becoming a licensed […]

Gain a Broad Perspective of Solar Development to Advance Your Career

Learning the solar development process through HeatSpring’s Solar Executive MBA can help you accelerate growth in your career. Working within a given role at a company can only provide you with so much perspective. It can be challenging to continue to grow simply because your day-to-day includes a familiar role, company, processes, and partners. 

For recent […]

Ron Theaker’s Solar Hydronic Heating System

This month we’re shining a light on solar entrepreneurs who are bringing new solutions to the market. As the industry grows, new businesses will emerge to create jobs and serve new kinds of customers. It’s fun to think about where we’re headed.

Ron Theaker is the founder of Digital Solar Heat, and the inventor of a […]

April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Alumni Stories, Genius Award, Hydronic Heating, Solar Thermal||