22 Jun '11, 1am

A Guide to Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) Investing, Part I

A Guide to Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) Investing, Part I

“The total market for U.S. GHPs in 2009 is estimated to be about $3.7 billion dollars, including equipment and installation cost (and not reduced by government or other incentives). The dealer who sells the equipment typically installs it. PMG expects a growth rate of 32% to continue for a few years. By 2013, PMG projects the U.S. geothermal heat pump market to be in excess of $10 billion.” The solar market and the geothermal heat pump market in 2009 were essentially the same size; however, while the solar PV industry is growing much quicker, both have strong positive outlooks. Will the growth of the geothermal industry continue for the next 10, 15, 20 years, and can we invest in public equities like we can in the solar pv industry to benefit from this growth? In this article, I will walk through an analysis of 1. What is driving the growth if the GHP industry 2. Why prope...

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