WHAT IS BELOW-SURFACE GEOTHERMAL

WHAT IS BELOW-SURFACE GEOTHERMAL

The Earth as a Renewable Energy Source:
  • Absorbs 47% of the sun’s energy
  • Underground temperature remains constant between 45–55o F all year round

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Below-Surface Geothermal System:
  • 2 main components:
    • Ground Loop, a series of flexible plastic pipes buried under the ground
    • Geothermal Heat Pump located in the building
  • During the winter – Extracts heat from the ground and distributes it throughout the building
  • During the summer – Collects heat from the building and sends it to the ground loop to be dissipated

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