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Which geo-exchange setup is right for you?

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

The twin digesters at the Perry farm will produce 630 kilowatts of green power annually while reducing 
carbon dioxide emissions from area feedlots by more than 10,000 tonnes annually.

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

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