I’ve read about geothermal on this site and understand the downsides of the incredibly high installation costs. However, I just recently came across some info on hyperloops – which are supposed to take up much less space than conventional horizontal closed loop systems. Has anyone had any experience with one of these systems? Do they offer any significant break in terms of lower install costs? Are they more fragile or any less dependable or efficient? Here’s a video I found that describes what it is:
Also, I saw another video (linked below) of someone installing a hyperloop in a river. I had a question for my dad who is building a house in Northen Michigan on the Black River. Are there any potential headaches to installing such a system in a public river like this? Are there efficiency issues with the water temps especially in the winter? What about doing an open source pump and dump into the river? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
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