Lightning Dock Geothermal Space Heating Project: Lightning Dock KGRA, New Mexico

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Report: Lightning Dock Geothermal Space Heating Project: Lightning Dock KGRA, New Mexico

Abstract
The proposed project was to take the existing geothermal greenhouse and home heating systems, which consisted of pumping geothermal water and steam through passive steam heaters, and convert the systems to one using modern heat exchange units. It was proposed to complete the existing unfinished, re-inforced glass side wall, wood framed structure, as a nursery lath house, the purpose of which would be to use geothermal water in implementing university concepts on the advantages of bottom heat to establish hardy root systems in nursery and bedding plants. The use of this framework was abandoned in favor of erecting new structures for the proposed purpose. The final project of the proposal was the establishment of a drip irrigation system, to an area just west of the existing greenhouse and within feet of the geothermal well. Through this drip irrigation system geothermal water would be pumped, to prevent killing spring frosts. The purpose of this area of the proposal is to increase the potential use of existing geothermal waters of the Lightning Dock KGRA, in opening a new geothermal agri-industry which is economically feasible for the area and would be extremely energy efficient.

Author 
T. M. McCants








Published 
U. S. Department of Energy Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program, 1974





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Citation

T. M. McCants. 1974. Lightning Dock Geothermal Space Heating Project: Lightning Dock KGRA, New Mexico. Online: U. S. Department of Energy Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program.


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