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Which geo-exchange setup is right for you?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Geo-exchange systems come in four configurations: Open well Requires a retention well and a rejection well, which generally requires drilling 40 to 250 feet deep, and that raises the spectre of cross-contamination. “Here in Alberta, when you drill vertically you’re possibly going through five to 10 different kinds of sediment layers,” said Thomas Barr of […] Read more

bioenergy plant

Southern Alberta farm leading the way in green energy

Chris and Harold Perry have added anaerobic digesters to 
thermal and solar power generation on their Chin-area farm

Reading Time: 3 minutes Chris and Harold Perry take the power of science and sustainable farm practices very seriously. The southern Alberta farmers call it their “2020 vision” — reduce farm inputs such as water, fuel, electricity, and synthetic fertilizer by 20 per cent while increasing net yields by 20 per cent. And they don’t think small. In November, […] Read more