residential geothermal heating News

  • Frost & Sullivan: Higher energy efficiency of geothermal heating and cooling attracts non-residential segments

    Heating and cooling accounts for 40 percent to 50 percent of power consumption in non-residential buildings. This highlights the urgent need to increase the overall energy efficiency in these buildings – geothermal heating and cooling technologies may hold the key. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan's ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Geothermal Heat Pump Installations Represent 1% of Heating and Cooling Market

    Global Information, Inc. presents a new market research report, "Geothermal Heat Pumps and Direct Use" by Pike Research. Direct use of geothermal, primarily heat pumps, is on the rise as demand for electricity expands worldwide and energy prices increase. Geothermal heat pumps provide an efficient and reliable option for residential commercial ...

  • New category of geothermal heat pumps can now earn the Energy Star

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing new requirements for residential geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), enabling water-to-water geothermal heat pumps to earn the Energy Star label for the first time. EPA’s stringent specifications for this new category of geothermal heat pumps will help protect the environment and reduce energy costs, because GHPs that meet the new standards will be ...

  • Geothermal heat pumps will surpass $17 billion in annual revenue by 2020

    Geothermal heat pumps will surpass $17 billion in annual revenue by 2020 Geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems – sometimes referred to as ground source heat pumps – are a growing part of the worldwide movement toward using renewable energy sources for building heating and cooling. Harnessing moderate and constant temperatures just below the Earth’s surface, GHP systems play a vital ...

  • WaterFurnace Introduces 5 Series Geothermal Heat Pump System

    WaterFurnace International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial geothermal and water source heat pumps, introduces the 5 Series, an upgrade to the popular Envision® product line that delivers whole-home comfort at efficiencies that are among the world's highest. The 5 Series 500A11 combines forced air heating and air conditioning and generates a portion of a home's hot ...


  • Installed Capacity of Geothermal Heat Pumps Will Grow by Nearly 150 Percent by 2020

    Geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems, which harness moderate and constant temperatures just below the Earth’s surface, are being deployed in nearly every region of the world and in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial environments with great success. Despite recent setbacks in deployments in many parts of the world due to the economic downturn, the future looks bright for ...

  • Geothermal: the dark horse of renewable energy

    Geothermal energy is clean, quiet, virtually inexhaustible and able meet the world’s annual electricity and heating needs many times over with little impact on the climate or the environment. In many jurisdictions, geothermal energy is emerging as a reliable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. This fourth article in the GLOBE-Net series on renewable energy discusses the dark horse of ...

  • Geothermal: The dark horse of renewable energy

    Geothermal energy is clean, quiet, virtually inexhaustible and able meet the world's annual electricity and heating needs many times over with little impact on the climate or the environment. In many jurisdictions, geothermal energy is emerging as a reliable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. This fourth article in the GLOBE-Net series on renewable energy discusses the dark horse of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Modeling geothermal wells using SVHeat and SVFlux

    Numerical modeling of geothermal processes has received increased attention in recent years. The process of installing geothermal heating systems in residential homes and cottages is one application of numerical models. These systems typically involve drilling between one and three wells on a particular property. Heat exchangers then act as a pump and remove heat from the ground in order to heat ...


  • Secretary Chu announces nearly US$50m of recovery act funding to accelerate deployment of geothermal heat pumps

    During a visit to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he toured a manufacturer of geothermal heating pumps (GHPs), U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced nearly $50 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to advance commercial deployment of the renewable heating and cooling systems, which use energy from below the Earth's surface to move heat either into or away from the home or ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Geothermal Heat Pump Shipments to Double in Volume to 326,000 Units Annually in the United States by 2017, Forecasts Pike Research

    Geothermal heat pumps and the direct utilization of geothermal resources represent a fast-growing alternative in the heating and cooling market.As demand for electricity expands throughout the world and energy prices increase, the direct use of geothermal, led primarily by heat pumps, is on the rise.An efficient and reliable option for residential, commercial, ...


  • SPX Corporation heats up geothermal sector with US$100m Icelandic utility supply agreement

    RenewableEnergyStocks a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com, presents a sector close-up on Geothermal stocks and why the sector is heating up. According to the US Department of Energy online, “Direct use of geothermal energy in homes and commercial operations is much less expensive than using traditional fuels. Savings can be as much ...


  • WaterFurnace Launches Ad Campaign That Features Jeff Gordon and the Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems

    WaterFurnace Renewable Energy, a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial geothermal and water source heat pumps, announced the launch of a new advertising ...


  • Investing in geothermal drilling offers great returns

    As natural gas costs continue to rise, many homeowners are looking for alternative heating and cooling options. Geothermal HVAC is gaining in popularity, and for good reason. Geothermal drilling uses the natural properties of the earth to create clean, renewable heating and cooling for residential homes and businesses, alike. ...

  • Geothermal Industry Ends 2012 on a High Note

    The past 12 months saw continued economic challenges for many American industries, including those in the renewable energy field, but the country’s geothermal community witnessed a year of growth, both domestically and abroad. The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) today expressed optimism for 2013, while looking back on a difficult, yet ultimately successful 2012. U.S. Geothermal ...

  • President Obama announces US$467m in funding for geothermal and solar energy projects

    President Obama has announced over US$467 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to expand and accelerate the development, deployment, and use of geothermal and solar energy throughout the United States.  The funding announced this week represents a substantial down payment that will help the solar and geothermal industries overcome technical barriers, demonstrate new ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Speech to the Community Heat Conference

    I’m delighted to be invited join you at your first Community Heat Conference. Amongst a number of things that struck me when I joined DECC was the scale of its heat challenge – but also how communities and heat fit so well together. In the UK we cannot operate - as businesses, local authorities or communities without heat –we also need a secure energy future and we must tackle ...

  • Ground Source Heat Pump Association

    Check against delivery Good morning. I am delighted to be speaking here today at the Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s fourth technical seminar with so many esteemed representatives from across industry and academia… and not just from the UK! I’m always keen to see the progress that other countries are making on renewable energy so it’s good to see delegates ...

  • Binational Ground Source Heat Pump Standard Introduced

    The binational 2016 edition of the ANSI/CSA C448 standard for the design and installation of ground source heat pump systems for commercial and residential buildings was recently released by CSA Group, in partnership with the Geothermal Exchange Organization and other industry stakeholders from the United States and Canada. While the standard has existed in Canada since 2002, it is new this ...

  • WaterFurnace Introduces 5 Series High Temperature Hydronic Heat Pump

    WaterFurnace International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial geothermal and water source heat pumps, introduces the 5 Series 502W12 high temperature hydronic heat pump. Capable of 150°F water output, the 5 Series 502W12 makes upgrading to a WaterFurnace geothermal system easy, particularly where the replacement system must work with existing cast iron or baseboard ...


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