Saturday, June 30, 2012

New England Renewable Energy and Mercury Mechanical Services have helped bring on-line another federally funded geothermal system.

The heat pump shown here is just one component of a larger geothermal system. Altough no more visually impressive than an old computer terminal, the entire system produces more than 100 tons (100 x 12,000 BTUs), or 350-400kW of energy.

This federally owned location is strategic to national security. Perhaps analogously, government investment in technologies, such as geothermal, which are critical to long-term national security and economic growth can be illustrated by the US DoD investment in ARPANET starting from the early 1960's.

ARPANET formed the basis for today's internet and became arguably the single most important driver behind decades of public and private investment in computers and communication - what became known as the high-tech industry - the single major contributor to revitalizing our economic growth through the 80's and 90's.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Excellent reading for business and home owners considering geothermal technology ...

Finance 101 for Geothermal Pros ... by HeatSpring Magazine's Chris Williams

This is a detailed analysis of geothermal versus traditional fuel-based technology system installation costs and cost of ownership.
For new construction or complete system replacement, we consistently quote a final cost (after tax credits) that's lower than traditional oil or gas systems with equivalent quality and highest efficiency.