3 Reasons Your PV System Load Profile is Overinflated and How to Fix It

The article below is a discussion from our course, Batteries in Solar PV Systems, led by Christopher LaForge. Christopher LaForge is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and a NABCEP certified photovoltaic installer. He has been designing, specifying, and installing systems since 1988.


The Energy Master Program is a great tool to work out a design for […]

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 businesses, culminating with Forest Business Network.

Craig’s mission is to help […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Biomass Heating, Q+A, Renewable Energy Policy|Tags: , , |

Calculate Heat Loss to the Ground with Marc Rosenbaum

Marc Rosenbaum, Director of Engineering, South Mountain Company and one of HeatSpring’s expert instructors, taught a free live lecture to more than 200 architects and builders last week. His focus: demonstrate how buildings interact thermally with the ground and teach people how to calculate heat loss to the ground.

Access Full Lecture and Additional Resources Here

During […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Categories: Building Science, Q+A, Zero Net Energy Homes||

HeatSpring Launches “Ask An Expert” Services

Today’s we’re launching a quick and simple but important addition to our extensive library of free articles, white-papers, tools and free courses, and it’s called HeatSpring’s Ask An Expert service. The Ask an Expert service is for both clean energy professionals and property owners that need help with a very specific situations related to clean energy.

Our […]

Top Alternative Energy Articles of 2011: Companies Love Technology but want Sales

2011 was an amazing year for renewable energy. All industries had impressive growth, product innovation, and business model innovation.

Here are the top 10 posts from HeatSpring Magazine in 2011, based on the number of reads each post received, and our favorite posts. The data is skewed by two items. First, older posts clearly had more time to accumulate reads. Second, some posts were featured on our monthly newsletter which drastically increases hits.

Here’s what I’ve noticed about what’s most interesting to people. While the main challenge companies are facing is getting their first sales or increasing sales and maintaining profitability, readers seem more interested in articles about technology. This makes sense. In order to be confident about selling and creating an efficient sales process, you must understand how a project is designed and installed.
Here are the Top 10 Posts

Top 50 Most Efficient Geothermal Heat Pumps
A Simple, 4 Step Guide to Designing Geothermal Systems
Top 5 Ways to Spot a Bad Roof in a Solar Assessment
Three Most Common Mistakes Made by Geothermal Designers
Top 50 Most Efficient Solar Thermal Modules
11 Tips for Proper Manual J Calculations
10th Anniversary Geothermal Survival Kit
Geothermal Powers the Statue of Liberty
How to Overcome the Top 5 Objections in Selling Solar and Geothermal
3 Things you May Not Know About Solar PV Sales


By |January 10th, 2012|Categories: Q+A||