22 Jun '11, 12pm

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

Other than the heat pumps, the rest of the products are nearly impossible to invest in because they are: 1. Very small companies that are not large enough to become public. This pertains to most design and installation firms as well as software companies. Loop Link Geothermal design software is a great example of this--they have great software used by many in the industry to design residential and light commercial systems, but it’s a niche play so the company remains small. 2. Commodity products. It is difficult to distinguish a commodity product’s use in geothermal applications versus other applications. For example, ducting and pump packages are used for hundreds of other HVAC applications, and it’s impossible to find a company that just sells “geothermal” ducting or pump packages--they do not exist. 6. The only opportunity to invest in GHP is in the heat pumps themselve...

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