- The world’s top polluters are on a mission to limit climate change to “well below” 2 degrees C, but time is moving quickly to meet goals over the next three decades
- GeoSolar Technologies offers a comprehensive, integrated package that heats, cools, and powers a home with 100% renewable energy
- A SmartGreen(TM) home includes rooftop solar system, geothermal heating and cooling technology, CERV air filtration, upgraded insulation, electric heat pump, EV charging station, and more
The goal is clear: limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees F). According to Climate Watch’s Net Zero Tracker, 91 countries, representing 95 countries and 78.9% of global greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions, have communicated a net-zero target, including 71 either via law or document. As detailed in a recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (“NRDC”), the most impactful path to meeting net-zero targets by 2050 is through carbon-free electricity in combination with energy efficiency upgrades. As the window narrows to reach emissions goals, companies like the Colorado-based GeoSolar Technologies (“GST”) are providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions, while setting the benchmark for a building’s efficiency.
There is a growing choir of voices regarding the sense of urgency that has emerged. IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) warns that GHG emissions will need to be cut essentially in half by 2030 to reach net zero by 2050. “Net zero” has become a mainstream phrase simply meaning that any emissions from human activities are offset by removing carbon from the atmosphere. The shortest pathway is by eliminating emissions created from fossil fuels (mostly used for energy, albeit cars, factories, homes, etc.).
Reaching net zero by 2050 is not only about reducing emissions but also about enhancing carbon sinks. Restoring and conserving forests, promoting sustainable agriculture, and investing in carbon capture and storage technologies can significantly boost our carbon absorption capacity. These actions, too, need time to show their effect, underscoring the urgency of starting now.
The World Meteorological Organization says that the world has warmed 1.2 degrees C since before the industrial revolution in the late 1800s. The Paris climate accord has the goal of reducing warming by “well below” 2 degrees C, ideally to 1.5 degrees C. Exceeding a rise of 1.5 degrees C has scientists concerned that heatwaves and droughts will become more severe, nearly all coral reefs could die, sea level will rise 10-30 inches, and transitions in biomes will occur, such as grasslands turning to desert and tundra becoming forest.
Understand that not reaching net zero doesn’t mean that all these things happen at the stroke of midnight January 1, 2050. The target is set based upon current science, which points to the idea that further after 2050 the target is met, the greater the odds of exceeding a rise of 1.5 degrees C becomes. As 2060 approaches, it will be a near certainty and require even greater efforts to bring the planet back into the safer limit. Simply put, every delay in reducing emissions increases the pace and magnitude of the changes required later.
GeoSolar Technologies has developed a solution, dubbed the “SmartGreen(TM) Home system,” that is applicable to tens of millions of homes in the U.S. alone to eliminate their need to use fossil fuels. SmartGreen(TM) homes utilize the power of the sun, ground, and modern technology to makes homes that are heated, cooled, and powered with 100% natural energy sources and capable of operating off-grid.
The patent-pending integrated system spans roof-to-underground. It begins with a thorough home analysis and upgraded insulation as required. From there, a roof-top photovoltaic (“PV”) solar system is sized and installed to provide all the electricity for the home. Gas appliances can be replaced with high-efficiency electric. Fossil-fuel heating and cool systems are exchanged with high-efficiency heat pumps, which include geothermal ground loops. Leveraging science behind the ground temperatures remaining warmer than the air in the winter and cooler in summer, air is forced through piping that changes its temperature, which is subsequently used to heat or cool the home.
To that point, integrated floor loops and air ducts provide heating, cooling, and hot water year round for a SmartGreen(TM) home. CERV(R) Air Filtration is built into the system for healthy and safe indoor air quality that prevents COVID-19 and other pollutants. Charging stations are also part of the package for those with (or wanting) an electric vehicle.
GST even makes sure its customers are reaping every possible financial incentive and benefit to transition to carbon-free energy and also helps secure financing.
A SmartGreen(TM) home is the embodiment of NRDC’s advice as to the fastest path to net zero and the data supports it. GST home technology has been installed in multiple test homes in Colorado with exceptional results, including some of the most impressive energy efficiency ratings in the industry as measured by HERS, the gold standard in validating home efficiency.
Action now allows for the harnessing of the economic opportunities inherent in the transition to a net zero economy. Renewable energy, green infrastructure, and sustainable technology can become engines of growth, generating millions of jobs, and driving innovation. But to seize these opportunities, we must create an enabling environment today. Investments made now will yield returns over decades, fostering a more resilient and sustainable economy.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.GeoSolarPlus.com.
NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to GeoSolar Technologies are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/GST
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