Education, Resources & Information

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What is Geothermal?

Watch this 2 1/2 minute video from the U.S. Department of Energy on What a geothermal system actually does for heating and cooling.

Solar and Geo go "hand-in-Hand"

Solar Panel Installation
Choosing solar panels and going geo makes great cents (not just economically either).  The solar panels can produce the electricity to run your home including the electric ground source heat pump needed for your geothermal heating and cooling system.

Combining solar and geothermal is clean, renewable energy eliminating the need to use combustible fuel sources.
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Terminology and Heat Pump Glossary of Terms 
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A Few Videos We Like

From the US Department of Energy

What is geothermal?  This link explains the basic

https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/geothermal

Use of Energy in the U.S Explained 

https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/use-of-energy

 

Energy Use in U.S. Homes

https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/use-of-energy/homes.php

Geothermal News 

Massachusetts to Install Geothermal Community Grid   

https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/08/massachusetts-neighborhood-to-get-networked-geothermal-system/?utm_medium=email

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2022/09/01/geothermal-powered-housing-development-saves-homeowners-big-bucks.html

February 2021

 Geothermal Heat Pumps

"Stand-alone energy storage tax credit legislation introduced in both the House and Senate"

 - Solar Power World

International Geothermal News

DX Systems vs. Closed Loop Systems 

DX stands for direct exchange geothermal.  It uses copper pipe to circulate refrigerant.  Pipe corrosion and oil pooling are the two most common issues seen with DX geothermal systems.

https://blog.heatspring.com/geothermal-performance-case-study-closed-loop-vs-dx-vs-kelix-thermocouple/

https://www.geomaster.com.au/dx-geothermal-vs-closed-loop/

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