In a hallmark announcement May 29th the U.S. senate and the Department of Energy announced a USD 500 million program to place clean energy demonstration projects on mine lands across America.
The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) was established in December 2021 with a mission to accelerate market adoption and deployment of technologies, as part of an equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system. OCED will fund geothermal energy on mine land to benefit communities and their economies.
A recent EPA analysis found approximately 17,750 mine land sites located across 1.5 million acres in the United States. The reuse of these under-utilized areas as renewable energy systems may represent an opportunity for cost-savings and additional revenue.
Geothermal offers a win-win solution for the environment and commercial building owners. Considering a substantially smaller space requirement, these systems in comparison to conventional central plant systems, allow architects and business owners to design and decorate with complete freedom. Click the link to check if your building qualifies for geothermal system: https://ny-geothermal.com/