As you know We’ve done a lot of work on cooling dominant loads for geothermal applications.
I will be speaking at the Department of Energy headquarters for three hours on geothermal HVAC on September 6. This comes on the heels of a report I co-sponsored with Oak Ridge National Laboratories… a big investment for little guy (see picture http://dev.mee.unt.edu/Tao/Geo/Recent_Progress.htm) but with the Department of Energy.
There are still items in the report that are not matured; meaning there has not been enough data to give an accurate answer officially..
Stay tuned and for more on getting geothermal, please call Jay Egg or go to:
Sources: Analysis of Energy, Environmental and Life Cycle Cost Reduction Potential of Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) in Hot and Humid Climate by Jay Egg Final Report
DOE Award Number: DE-EE0002802 Sponsor Name: U.S. Department of Energy
PI: Yong Tao, University of North Texas (formerly with Florida International University), Yong.Tao@unt.edu, 940-369-8801
Co-PI: Yimin Zhu, Florida International University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners: ClimateMaster Geothermal Heat Pump Systems, Florida Power & Light Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Gulf Power Company, and Egg Geothermal Air Conditioning and Pool Heating