Dandelion, a geothermal startup, has acquired Geo-Connections, the geothermal industry’s leading software as a service (SaaS) company.
The acquisition will add to a suite of software tools Dandelion is developing for geothermal HVAC installers to deliver affordable, high-quality, standardized geothermal to homeowners at scale.
“At Dandelion, we are committed to growing the number of home geothermal installations by making geothermal affordable,” said James Quazi, Dandelion Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. “Enabling our installation partners to design high-quality systems quickly is critical to this mission and Geo-Connections has developed the most advanced tools for this.”
As part of the acquisition, Geo-Connections’ management will take key roles on Dandelion’s technology team. Ryan Carda, who also chairs the Standards Committee for the International Geothermal Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA), will serve as Principal Engineer for Dandelion and will focus on standardization and automation of the system engineering process. Doug Carruthers, Lead Software Engineer for Geo-Connections, will join Dandelion in the same role, leading the development of a suite of software tools that will streamline geothermal system design.
In the near-term, Dandelion will continue to support all existing Geo-Connections products. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.