GHP Incentives - The Right Way

August 2013
National Driller;Aug2013, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p55
Trade Publication
The article discusses the cause of problem on the geothermal heat pump (GHP) incentives along with the improvement of GHP installation programs. It states that the dreaded "rule of thumb" mentality was the biggest enemy of commercial or residential GHP design and installation which has no place in the GHP industry. It says that a key role could be played by incentives for breaking the barrier at the residential GHP market if there are appropriate validation measures are mandated.


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