Alphabet Geothermal

The Alphabet spinoff Dandelion has announced a home heating and cooling system that harnesses geothermal energy (Credit: Dandelion)

A reliable and renewable energy source is right under our feet – literally – in the form of geothermal energy. After funding a study a few years back to map underground hotspots, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has now spawned Dandelion, a new startup that aims to tap into that resource. The company’s signature technology is a geothermal heating and cooling system that pumps heat from the ground into the home in winter, or out of it during summer. [ Read More ]