- Hurricane Ian is the latest reminder that 83% of all major power outages are weather related
- GeoSolar Technologies SmartGreen(TM) homes include rooftop solar panels, battery systems, geothermal loops and electric air pump, premium insulation and more
- Installing a SmartGreen(TM) system reduces emissions by 8 tons annually and can eliminate energy-related utility bills
Devastating weather events like Hurricane Ian regularly leave millions of people throughout the path of the storm without power. In fact, it weather is nearly always responsible for major power outages, the culprit in 83% between 2000 and 2021, according to Climate Central. This begs the question of what can be done to help develop resilience? An answer: renewable energy and all-home solutions like that of GeoSolar Technologies (“GST”).
Research this year by Berkeley Lab evaluated models of power outages throughout the U.S. and the potential for rooftop solar panels combined with battery systems to handle critical power loads. While there are considerable variables across the country – some regions use power-gobbling electric resistance heaters rather than efficient heat pumps, for example – the researchers found that even modestly sized systems could power a home for days at a time.
Addition support in the case for solar is being lent by the ZeMod Delaware program, where Energize Delaware is working with Beracah Homes and the Milford Housing Development Corp. to offer people modular, solar-powered homes at prices significantly lower than the state’s current median home price. Energize Delaware is a non-profit providing grants and low-interest loans to help the state’s residents install solar and complete upgrades to be more energy efficient.
For its part, GeoSolar offers an end-to-end solution to build new homes or retrofit existing homes with leading energy-efficient technologies. The company’s SmartGreen(TM) Home harnesses the power of the sun and earth to electrify a home while significantly reducing the owner’s pollutive footprint. The Denver-based company estimates installation of it whole-home solution cuts CO2 emissions by 800 pounds each year with the added monetary perk of reducing or eliminating utility bills.
A GeoSolar home includes installation of geothermal ground loops and heat pump, electric water heater, premium insulation to ensure the building shell keeps the interior temp in and outside temp out, roof-mounted solar panels, upgraded, high-efficiency windows, CERV 2 air purification system, LED lighting, and a Storz battery backup system. Other options include a solar-powered hot tub, EV charging station, electric appliance upgrades, Xeriscape Landscape and water harvesting, and advance whole home water filtration system.
The result is a home that has an efficiency rating that ranks amongst the highest in the industry based upon the Home Energy Rating System (“HERS(R)”) Index. The company even helps with arranging financing and suggests on its website that the savings from the elimination of utility bills can cover the cost of the SmartGreen(TM) products.
Considering that a typical carbon-powered home in the U.S. uses 12,146 kilowatt hours of electricity and produces 8 metric tons of CO2 emissions every year, investing in systems like SmartGreen(TM) can have a meaningful effect on climate change. GeoSolar says that if it can apply its integrated system to 120 million homes, buildings, and businesses in the U.S., carbon emissions would be slashed by a whopping 60 trillion tons.
This goes without mentioning reducing the strain on an aging and overloaded electric grid and being able to weather storms when power typically might be lost.
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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