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 […]

Six Drainback Questions for Radiant Heating Pros to Consider

Vaughan Woodruff answers student questions regarding drainback systems on the Solar Approaches to Radiant Heating discussion board…
Student 1: I have several questions on drainback systems for you…

Question #1
When the solar storage tank has satisfied and the system goes into drainback, what happens at the collector? 

Question #2
How hot does the collector get when it is empty?
Does this […]

Download the Free Solar Heating Basics Guide

Download the Free Solar Heating Basics Guide
Used in Vaughan Woodruff’s Solar Approaches to Radiant Heating course.
Solar Approaches to Radiant Heating is for serious professionals with relevant experience. You’ll learn the latest, most advanced concepts for integrating solar with radiant heating systems. This course is self-paced (so you don’t have to be logged in at a particular time), but […]