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 […]

Solar PV Storm and AC vs. DC Safety Considerations

On the Solar PV Installer Boot Camp Training + NABCEP Entry Level Exam Prep discussion board…
Student 1: Fred, what is the standard for lightning protection systems? The book touches this topic briefly. Is it the norm to have lightning protection? Do you install lightning protection on systems you install? There are many homes in my area in […]

Download HeatSpring’s FREE Women in Solar Energy Career Guide!

Three months and 24 interviews later, HeatSpring and RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Solar Women Summer Series has finally come to a close!
NOW, you can download our FREE Women in Solar Energy Career Guide today.

This free guide is intended to introduce women to career opportunities in the solar industry and help them navigate the lingo of solar professionals.
In this guide, we’ve […]

HeatSpring Solar Alumnae: From Courses to Consultants & CEOs!

This Solar Women Summer Series interview features two HeatSpring Solar course alumnae, Karma Edwards and Shelley Cohen.
Karma Edwards (left), MBA, LEED AP is an independent consultant for Energy Engineering and Business Development. Karma completed our Solar PV Installer Boot Camp Training.

Shelley Cohen (right) is the CEO and Co-Founder of Alpha Solar Group. Shelley completed our Solar Executive […]

NABCEP Certification Updates and Details

In this article, Dr. Sean White, IREC Energy Council 2014 Trainer of the Year and ISPQ Certified Solar PV Master Trainer at HeatSpring, outlines important details about NABCEP certification, including recent updates and additions to the Entry Level Program.
Important Takeaways:

NABCEP certification is the only way industry professionals can differentiate themselves from non-professionals.
The NABCEP […]