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Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/multimedia/video_geothermal_heat_pumps.html

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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

Video length: 2:47 min.

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About the Science

  • This video shows how geothermal heat pumps extract clean, reliable, renewable energy using the heat from beneath Earth's surface.
  • Such heat pumps can assist in minimizing the amount of energy required for heating or cooling buildings.
  • Comments from expert scientist: Very simple scientific video presentation of this remarkable renewable technology that should be used by more people.

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  • Diagrams are well done and helpful for understanding.

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