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


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

Q+A with Solar Thermal Expert Bob Ramlow: Hard Water Issues, PV Powered Solar Thermal and Air Venting

Bob Ramlow answers student questions about solar thermal. He tackles hard water, PV powered solar thermal systems, and best practices for air vent installations.

Is hard water an issue with closed loop solar thermal systems?
Are solar PV powered solar thermal systems cheaper and easier to operate then traditional powered ones?
What are the best practices for placement of automatic air vents in solar thermal systems?