Starting June 2016, HeatSpring and will be launching the Sustainable Women Series, an online campaign to spread awareness about innovative sustainability projects changing the built environment.

The Sustainable Women Series will feature technical case studies and overviews of women-backed sustainability projects. The women featured in the series are investing time, energy, and/or financial resources towards building and powering a better world.

logo-sws Started in 1999, Renewable Energy World provides key resources, knowledge, customers and audiences through its vast offerings to make your business a success in today’s changing market. With this passion and the desire to create a long term sustainable business, we have created perhaps the single most recognized and trusted source for Renewable Energy News and Information on the Internet.




Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation’s leading association of solar professionals & advocates. ASES is the US Section of the International Solar Energy Society.  Our mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. ASES’s purpose is to continue being a catalyst and a valuable resource in the emergence (and re-evolution) of America’s new energy economy, in a way that deeply values the role of all stakeholders in a collaborative and transparent co-creative process, so that all stakeholders enthusiastically participate in advancing the legacy of solar and renewable energy to enrich the quality of life, indefinitely.



CivicSolar distributes a full range of solar equipment to provide customers with everything needed to easily and cost-effectively sell and install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. CivicSolar first opened in 2009 in San Francisco, CA and has expanded to include offices in Boston, MA and Austin, TX. As a turnkey solar equipment distributor, Civic serves over 3,500 contractors across the United States, Caribbean and Latin America. Our team has designed systems for customers on all 7 continents and provided equipment for over 100 Megawatts of small-scale solar installations.Civic’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of solar power by serving as the most efficient and responsive distributor in the solar industry. Our team delivers quality equipment, design/engineering, financing, competitive pricing and comprehensive customer support to meet the unique needs of each client for every job.

 The EMERGE Leadership Project is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to energizing the emergent leadership capabilities of green building professionals and sustainability advocates through training, mentoring, community engagement, and other support, with the ultimate goal of fostering a thriving and life-sustaining environment.

Greentech Media
Greentech Media delivers business-to- business news, analysis and events at the forefront of the global energy transformation. Our coverage area extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utility market’s evolution. Greentech Media’s industry-leading coverage is provided by a team of analysts from our market intelligence arm, GTM Research, as well as our world-class journalists and global network of expert contributors.

GRID Alternatives
GRID Alternatives is a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization that brings together community partners, volunteers and job trainees to implement solar power and energy efficiency for low-income families, providing energy cost savings, valuable hands-on experience, and a source of clean, local energy that benefits us all.

For more than 17 years, groSolar has consistently been one of the nation’s leading solar firms providing the highest quality and innovative solutions for solar energy generation. Our firm has
engineered, supplied, and constructed projects from coast to coast.  Our goal is to provide our customers with the most competitively priced, highest quality, on-time solar system that will surpass the client’s needs and benefit the environment of our stakeholders

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Home Energy

As a cutting edge publication, Home Energy continually evolves in tandem with changes in building science. Our thorough coverage of the most relevant home performance news explains our strong renewal rate—more than 80%. As we advance into the new century, the field of home performance is expanding, and so is Home Energy!

Home Performance Coalition
The Home Performance Coalition’s vision is that all homes are healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient. Forged by the merger of Affordable Comfort, Inc. (ACI) and the National Home Performance Council (NHPC), the Home Performance Coalition’s mission is to transform the market for the home performance industry through research, education, collaboration and advocacy.

 delivers vibrant marketing to empower a sustainable world. Industry experience includes solar and renewable energy, smart homes and green building and energy efficiency. Company principal, Glenna Wiseman, has been an executive marketing professional in the solar industry since 2007.  Her expertise includes work with companies along the solar supply chain from manufacturers to installers, financing entities to solar O&M providers and across continents to international firms making a U.S. market entry. She is a recognized writer, speaker and social media advocate in the industry.

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Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is a publicly-funded agency dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the Commonwealth —while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. Since it began operating in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations, creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers.

Northeast Clean Energy Council
(NECEC) is the premier voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast. NECEC is the Northeast Clean Energy Council and NECEC Institute. NECEC helps clean energy companies start, scale and succeed with our unique business, innovation and policy leadership. We bring together business leaders and key stakeholders to engage in influential policy discussions and business initiatives while building connections that propel the clean energy industry forward. Our results-oriented team is highly skilled at turning a clear vision into reality and effectively influencing policy to build a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast.

ReVision Energy
ReVision Energy is northern New England’s local solar professional, with more than 5,000 installations since 2003. ReVision designs, installs and services commercial and residential systems and offers financing. The company is a certified B Corporation, using business as a force for good. ReVision has four locations throughout New Hampshire and Maine.



The Solar Foundation® (TSF)
TSF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase understanding of solar energy through strategic research and education that transforms markets. TSF has set itself apart as the premier research organization on the solar workforce, employment trends, and the economic impacts of the solar industry. The common thread throughout TSF’s work is a deep interest in increasing access to solar for everyone. The bedrock of TSF’s work is our National Solar Jobs Census, which has proven time and again that demand-side solar policies are working — the solar industry is creating good paying jobs faster than other sectors of the economy.

SolarPro is a technical trade publication whose mission is to increase the deployment of solar generation in North America through industry-leading coverage of utility, commercial and residential system design and installation best practices. Subject matter experts with significant experience working in the North American solar markets write the all-original editorial content for system designers, engineers, installers, project managers, integrators, equipment manufacturers, product wholesalers, and business owners and executives.

Solar Sister
Solar Sister is the world’s first women led social enterprise eradicating energy poverty at scale by empowering women with economic opportunity. Solar Sister’s award winning innovation combines the breakthrough potential of solar and clean cooking technologies with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa. Investing in women is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. Solar Sister creates sustainable businesses, powered by smart investment in women entrepreneurs. When you invest in a woman, you invest in the future. Join Solar Sister by making an investment in a Solar Sister Entrepreneur today.

Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) was founded in 2005 and works to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy.  Since that time, WoWE has grown to an organization with 35 local chapters across North America.  National WoWE programs include an annual networking and awards Luncheon; a Leadership Forum focused on industry trends, networking, and professional development; an online webinar series; one-on-one as well as peer group mentoring; and a growing grassroots network of nearly 3,000 women and men.

Women in Solar Energy
WISE is a 501(C)3 Non-Profit Membership organization with a mission to promote the involvement of women in all aspects of the solar energy industry. WISE is the premier global network for women in the solar energy industry.

Wiser Capital
Wiser Capital is a technology centric financial services firm enabling investments in unrated commercial solar projects anywhere from 100kW – 5MW. Wiser’s platform increases efficiencies for stakeholders with standardized documentation, solar analytics, and an automated comprehensive Wiser Solar Asset Rating (WSAR). The platform breaks down key barriers in the market with its objective WSAR score to calculate bankability, as well as uniformity and transparency togrow investor confidence.

Wunder Capital
Wunder Capital uses a software-based approach to reduce both the monetary and time costs traditionally associated with solar finance. Wunder offers construction and long-term debt financing for commercial PV projects. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Wunder allows accredited individuals, trusts, family offices, foundations, hedge funds and pension funds to invest in the country’s new solar infrastructure. Wunder won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2014 Sunshot Challenge and the COSEIA’s 2015 Summit Award.

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar
Yaskawa – Solectria Solar
 a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa America, Inc., is the #1 commercial inverter supplier in the U.S. Solectria’s products include 3.8 to 750 kWinverters, string combiners and web-based monitoring for all size solar systems. Solectria is backed by over 100 years of power electronics and inverter experience. All of Solectria’s three-phase central inverters are made in the USA.  PV System owners, developers and EPCs rely on the high performance, reliability and bankability of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar.

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