geothermal heat pumps

ORNL study projects how geothermal heat pumps that derive heating and cooling from the ground would improve grid reliability and reduce costs and carbon emissions when widely deployed. Credit: Chad Malone/ ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

New Study Projects Geothermal Heat Pumps’ Impact On Carbon Emissions & Electrical Grid by 2050

A modeling analysis led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory gives the first detailed look at how geothermal energy can relieve the electric power system and reduce carbon emissions if widely implemented across the United States within the next few decades. Researchers created a simulation model of the … [continued]

Geothermal heat pumps can be scaled Image: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE

New Analysis: Geothermal Heat Pumps Key Opportunity in Switch to Clean Energy

ORNL and NREL Modeling Finds Installing Geothermal Heat Pumps in About 70% of US Buildings Could Reduce Need for New Long-Distance Transmission Lines by 33% A new analysis from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that, coupled with building envelope improvements, installing geothermal heat pumps in around 70% of U.S. buildings … [continued]

Geothermal Heat Pumps — Clean Energy 101

Geothermal heat pumps are a time-tested clean heating & cooling technology with untapped potential. The age of the electric heat pump is well underway. This clean heating and cooling technology has been in use for decades and is widely adopted across Asia and parts of Europe such as Norway where … [continued]

More Solar Records, Lowering Solar Customer Acquisition Costs… (Clean Energy Link Drop)

Get your clean electricity fixin’s here (after scrolling through our own clean electricity stories): Solar Energy Rooftop/Small-Scale Solar Make Cities Solar Hubs, Says Stanford Study New Homes Must Be Ready For Solar Panels Says San Diego SolarCity Hits Record 4GWh/Day Energy Generation SolarCity To Offer Integrated Microgrid System Bringing Solar … [continued]

Heat Pumps — Introduction (VIDEO)

The renewable energy graduate student who got me to go give a guest lecture on renewable energy to his class just recently passed along some useful videos on different types of clean technology. These are introductory videos, but they’re not as introductory as our typical blog posts about such topics … [continued]