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.