The Oklahoma geothermal industry suffered a tragic and shocking loss on Friday evening [Dec. 9, 2011] when Scott and Rocky Beller, cousins, were killed in a small-plane crash while returning from an electric utility planning meeting in western Oklahoma.
No, the U.S. military hasn’t abandoned its oh-so-familiar Army Jeep green. Though, these days, the words silver, gold, and platinum have forcefully worked their way into Army vocabulary and color scheme.
As you approach, you can almost hear the “Bonanza” theme song as you pull up the switchbacked driveway at the end of a gravel road. At the top sits an over 6,000-square-foot custom log home where Ambrose Heating and Cooling completed a geothermal retrofit this summer.
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) recently reported a legislative victory for its segment of the industry. On Nov. 18, President Obama signed into law an appropriations bill which included $1 million for on-bill financing of geothermal systems for small businesses.
The ClimateMaster Tranquility 22 Digital Series incorporates high-end features like a two-stage compressor, Energy Star Tier 3 efficiency, variable speed fan, communicating digital controls and true plug-and-play functionality at a very competitive price point, says the company.
WaterFurnace is introducing the new 7-Series variable speed geothermal heat pump. This product features InfiniSpeed™ technology — a soft start variable speed compressor with integrated control drive that assures the highest level of performance and control, says the company.
The GeoComfort® Compass® Series WT water-to-water heat pump model is available in sizes from 2 to 5 tons, and 8 through 12 tons. The 036 through 092 WT water-to-water models meet the stringent Energy Star Tier 3 requirements that take effect on Jan. 1, 2012.