Geothermal Heat Pumps

Hughes, Patrick
October 2009
National Driller;Oct2009, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the status of the geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry in the U.S. It highlights the better position of the GHP industry for rapid growth in the country. It indicates the increase in the number of states that offer tax credits or other incentives for GHP systems, known as ground source heat pumps. It also cites several barriers to rapid growth of the industry including high first cost of the systems, lack of policymaker, and limitations of installation infrastructure.


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