Solar Thermal

Solar thermal systems use the sun to heat hot water. According to a recent SEPA study, the residential solar thermal market is a $123 billion dollar market. The commercial market is expected to grow by 20% per year.

Free Tool: Solar Thermal Design & Installation 101 (PDF)
Free Tool: Vaughan Woodruff’s Solar Heating Basics Guide (PDF)


By now, all solar professionals have heard of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certifications. But, what does it mean to be NABCEP certified, and how can you get certified? How is the new Associate Program different from the old Entry Level Program? Program Manager Kathryn Casey discusses these questions and more in this […]

NABCEP Entry Level Program Becomes Associate Program in August

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) recently notified training providers that its Entry Level Program will be undergoing some changes next month. The program will now be called the Associate Program, and continuing education will be required to maintain the credential.

Here are the specifics:

1) Effective August 15th, 2016, the NABCEP Entry Level […]

Tour Solar Technologies Without Leaving Your Home

We’ll tour solar technologies used in both commercial and residential applications across North America in this free, 42-minute lecture.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the visual appearance of specific solar technologies
2. Differentiate between solar technologies
3. Identify specific applications for solar heating technologies
4. Discuss climate considerations for solar heating systems

Enroll today and keep learning about solar thermal and installation:

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Site Assessment for Solar Hot Water Heating Systems

Without a proper site assessment, you may be putting your solar thermal system at risk for poor performance…

This piece originally appeared in Home Power Magazine | Vaughan Woodruff, 2/2014
It is a fairly common occurrence for a solar professional to hear from a potential client, “We get tons of sun,” or “Our roof faces due south,” and then […]

HeatSpring Named Co-Host & Partner for Women in Solar Energy Roundtable

In the summer of 2015, HeatSpring set out to profile a few of the absolutely amazing women making waves in the solar industry…

After discovering a shocking dearth of women students enrolled in our courses, and researching the far larger industry trend boasting almost entirely male dominated solar companies and organizations, we decided to take action. From these unsettling statistics […]