Ground-Source Geothermal Heating and Cooling
September 15, 2013 | Arizona Geology Magazine
The recent issue of Arizona Geology Magazine has an introductory article titled: Ground-Source Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Sustainable and Affordable Energy for Arizona and the U.S.. The article features Lookout Mountain Elementary School where a new ground-source geothermal system that exchanges heat with the cooler earth hundreds of feet below the ground surface.
Fracking for Enhanced Geothermal
April 18, 2013 | Technology Review
"Conventional geothermal wells tap underground reservoirs of hot water and convert the heat into steam, which drives electricity-producing turbine. With enhanced geothermal, fluids are pumped underground to fracture underground rock and stimulate the flow of liquids across hot rocks."
Ikea Store to Have 180 Geothermal Wells
September 19, 2013 | KansasCIty.com
A new 359,000 square-foot Ikea store near Kansas City is being built with a geothermal heating/cooling system. They are drilling 180 wells to a depth of 600 feet to create a closed-loop ground-source heat pump system.