The use of waste water, both grey and black, as a heat source or sink is not a new concept. But, until recently, the availability of cost-effective, factory-constructed systems has been limited.
We would like to welcome Steve Hamstra to Melink as the Senior Vice President of Engineering for our Solar & Geothermal Team. Steve joins us with more than 40 years of experience in the geo industry, many notable accomplishments, and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.
Standardization has always been the hallmark of the American way of life and its position as a global leader in achieving protection of public health, safety, and welfare. This has been true in every industry and the geothermal industry is no different. This piece highlights the best practices, standards, and codes that have been developed over the years by this "relatively nascent" industry.
Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory X, formerly known as Google [X], revealed one of its newest projects in July: a geothermal HVAC startup known as “Dandelion” that will focus on using innovative drilling techniques to deliver residential geothermal systems.
On Feb. 9, 2018, the U.S. geothermal heat pump industry had its federal tax credits restored for both residential and qualifying commercial installations.