March 6 (Renewables Now) - US home geothermal systems provider Dandelion announced on Tuesday that it has taken over Geo-Connections, a software as a service (SaaS) company that is active in the geothermal industry.
Geo-Connections’ three main products, namely LoopLink RLC, LoopLink PRO and LoopLink GSE, have helped design tens of thousands of geothermal systems across the US. The software they provide allows installers to configure ground loops, the underground portion of a geothermal installation, Dandelion explains.
Dandelion, which is a spin off of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), itself develops both hardware and software tools for geothermal HVAC installers, and Geo-Connections’ own offerings will expand its suite.
Following the acquisition, Geo-Connections’ Ryan Carda will become principal engineer at Dandelion, focusing on standardisation and automation of the system engineering process. On the other hand, lead software engineer Doug Carruthers will be in charge of the development of a suite of software tools that will streamline geothermal system design.