Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps

This introductory video describes the basic principles of residential geothermal heat pumps.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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Because this has a residential focus, teachers should discuss the capital cost of geothermal systems as they are expensive to install (Capital Cost of $20k - $35k) and costs vary depending on location/ease of drilling.

The video only addresses the lower operating costs of a geothermal heat pump. Cost estimator link:

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