Ryan Carda - Principal Engineer, Dandelion Energy

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Ryan Carda is Principal Engineer for Dandelion. He is primarily responsible for design and engineering standardization, with a focus on optimizing the performance and lowering the cost of geothermal systems.

Prior to that, Ryan co-founded Geo-Connections in 2004 and served as the company’s President until he sold the company to Dandelion. The products Ryan developed pre-acquisition were used to design tens of thousands of geothermal systems. Ryan co-authored “Design and Installation of Residential and Light Commercial Ground Source Heat Pump Systems,” with the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) and chairs the Association’s Standards Committee. Ryan has a M.S. in Engineering from South Dakota State University in 2006.

Ryan Carda teaches:

Entry Level Geothermal Professional Certificate Training

The best way to get into the geothermal heat pump industry. Six weeks of videos, discussion, reading, homework assignments, and quizzes led by the author of the IGSHPA Installation and Design manual.

Deep Boreholes in GSHP Systems: Pressure Considerations & Installation Practices

This course focuses on the necessary calculations along with the recommended installation practices for deep geothermal borehole design and installation.

Geothermal Designer Boot Camp

Learn by doing. This course was designed for experienced geothermal professionals interested in becoming skilled designers. Includes an unlimited subscription to LoopLink RLC design software and all assignments are completed on this web-based plat

IGSHPA Geothermal Installer Accreditation

Become an IGSHPA Accredited Geothermal Installer. This is a foundational course for all geothermal installers, drillers, and designers.

Making the Case: A Guide to Selling GSHP Systems

Doing a simple payback analysis is a practical first step to take on any geothermal project. There are some simple first steps that will pay off down the road by setting realistic expectations for your prospective client.