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A Bosch Experience at Serenbe

A Bosch Experience at Serenbe

Just South of Atlanta there is a vibrant community known as Serenbe. Last weekend, I found myself driving south on I-85 and arriving at Serenbe after a taking a few turns down some country roads off the interstate. The drive coming up to the community is serene. Green fields line the roads approaching Serenbe, and the sign at the entrance is the only clue that you are approaching a community that features three restaurants, an inn, stables, art galleries, and local shops. This is the community t ...

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Solar vs. Geothermal

Solar vs. Geothermal

I get a lot of questions about when solar makes sense vs. geothermal. Both alternative energy technologies harness the power of the sun. Solar captures the energy of the sun by exciting electrons in silicon and capturing that energy in wires. Geothermal takes advantage of the solar heat stored in the ground, which is ~50-55 degrees year round just a few feet below the surface. The four questions to ask yourself before making the plunge! Where do you live? For many, this is the single biggest ...

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Financing Cuts Upfront Geothermal Cost!

Financing Cuts Upfront Geothermal Cost!

What is the biggest factor holding back geothermal heat pumps from being the most widely used heating and air conditioning systems?  Upfront cost..  According to a study by the Geo-Heat Institute at the Oregon Institute of Technology, high installation cost of the ground loop is rated as the number one barrier to entry for geothermal heat pumps.  While using the temperature underground to heat and cool a building is extremely efficient, it does require the additional cost to install a groun ...

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