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Geothermal installation of pipes into a home.  Photo by Cindy Schafer

Division of Renewable Energy
Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy, also known as "ground source" energy, is a viable renewable energy source in Kentucky.

Buildings in Kentucky can be heated and cooled using ground source heat pumps. Buildings using this renewable energy source save money and reduce pollution. During the winter heating season a heat pump transfers the earth’s heat to the building.  In the summer, the process is reversed to cool the building by pulling heat from the building and placing it in the ground. Bodies of water such as ponds and lakes also make great sources of ground source energy.

Geothermal Heat Pumps -- Watch how geothermal heat pumps heat and cool buildings by concentrating the naturally existing heat contained within the Earth -- a clean, reliable and renewable source of energy.

Choosing and Installing Geothermal Heat Pumps -- When selecting and installing a geothermal heat pump, consider the heating and cooling efficiency, the economics of the system, and your site's characteristics. Be sure to find a qualified installer.

Find an installer or contractor in your area:


International Ground Source Heat Pump Association