A solar energy collective in Canada is using geothermal energy to create solar power that can power homes.
The solar energy group has been in the process of creating geothermal power in northern Ontario since 2010, and in October they took advantage of a solar eclipse to build a 1,000-square-metre geothermal heat pump and two steam generators in the woods.
They say their solar energy is cheaper than natural gas, and that they can provide heat for about half the cost of electricity from fossil fuels.
The geothermal heating and cooling company is part of the Solar Energy Collective, a network of renewable energy producers and companies in Canada that also include a local solar energy company.
The group was founded by the family of Robert Geddes, a geothermal engineer who in 2014 developed the world’s first geothermal hot water system in a residential home in Kelowna, B.C. He later became a geoscientist and became a pioneer in the development of geothermal technology.
Robert Gaudes and his wife Sarah are geothermal engineers who created the world first geyser that produces heat from a hot water spring.
(The family is part-owners of the company that has developed the system.)
They say that the geothermal thermal system is able to produce heat from hot water springs at a very low cost, and their hot water has a lower temperature than natural hot water and therefore more heat storage capacity.
The family is now selling the system to local homeowners, and they are planning to use the geysers as part of their new solar energy system.
The first geostationary thermal system built by the solar energy community, the Geostationar thermal system, is now being installed in the family’s backyard in Kelworth, B, Canada.
The new geothermal system is located in a wooded area at the bottom of a hill in a neighbourhood of Kelownas, B., a city in the Northern Ontario region known for its geothermal potential.
(Sarah and Robert Gaddes were born in Kelwinas.)
The family says that their geothermal project was the first in Canada to use geothermal steam to heat the building.
They estimate that the thermal system can generate about 40,000 kilowatts of power using about 1,200 kilowatt hours of electricity.
The system is currently being used for two months to heat a house in the community, and will be installed next summer, the family said.
They are using geostating equipment to cool the house and the geese to keep the house cool, and then they will build a second geothermal cooling system to help cool the property during a winter.
The heat from the system is being stored in a steel tank.
Sarah Gadds says the thermal project in Kelon is a “first for the country,” and the family will use the thermal geysering system in other places. “
Our goal is to make sure that this geysery is going to provide a stable and reliable supply of heat and cooling to our community, so we can keep our homes warm and safe.”
Sarah Gadds says the thermal project in Kelon is a “first for the country,” and the family will use the thermal geysering system in other places.
They will also be using it to heat water from the family garden, which is also part of geysing system, Sarah said.