NexGen Energy Introduces Revolutionary Loop Installation

On The Leading Edge

Whether its wanting to go “Green” or simply lower the cost of those monthly utility bills, many of us are looking for an answer that won’t break the bank and have a quick return on investment.  Many people don’t even want to consider geothermal as a cost saving option because of the high price contractors are putting on the energy source.  That’s where NexGen Energy comes in.   NexGen Energy is a new company in the geothermal industry that is unlike any other.  With the main focus to lower installation costs, NexGen is working towards making the most efficient source of energy on earth the most commonly used source of energy.

Traditional

One of the biggest drawbacks to geothermal energy is the expensive installation cost of the ground loops used to exchange heat between the home and the earth.  This is usually the most expensive part of geothermal.  Current technology requires contractors to drive large equipment on your yard to drill your loops or even bigger excavators to rip up your lawn and bury the loops.  This also limits installations to bigger properties and during warmer times of the year.  NexGen wanted to improve this process and bring geothermal back in the spotlight.

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Innovation

NexGen Energy designed and constructed a machine focused on geothermal installations.  Using an 1 ¼” line, they created a tool inside the pipe that drives itself down into the ground.  Once the pipe has reached the desired depth, the internal components can be extracted from the back end of the pipe, leaving an empty pipe in the ground.  Since this is done all with a the 1 ¼” pipe, installation can be done inside the house through a 12” hole in the concrete floor.  This allows NexGen to install loops in tight residential areas because the loops are installed directly under the house.  This also allows them to install year round since they never deal with frozen ground.  A coaxial type loop is made by inserting a smaller line inside of the 1 ¼” line.  The fluid then can be pumped down the inside tube and back up around the bigger line to create a closed loop system.

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Creating a Standard

Choosing a geothermal contractor can quickly become stressful experience.  One contractor says you need size “A” geothermal system while another contractor strongly urges you to go with size “B” that is bigger and is more “worry-free”, but costing you thousands more.  NexGen Energy is solving this problem by giving the customer the system THEY need to see cost savings.  Not necessarily what the contractor wants installed in order to cover their butt.  A bigger system is not a more efficient system.  NexGen looks at each home differently; even two houses that are exactly the same size.  NexGen actually “listens” to what the house is saying.  Instead of using complicated formulas and measurements of your house to figure the “right” size geothermal system is, NexGen can calculate the right size system by watching how often your current system has to run to maintain a desired temperature in your home.  This allows them to get an exact loan analysis of the home without guessing how good your windows are or how much insulation you really have up in your attic.

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Vision

NexGen Energy will change the market’s perception of geothermal.  With the quick and clean loop field installation, geothermal systems can now be priced at a competitive level that is intriguing to consumers.  NexGen Energy is taking the lead in geothermal energy and to create a place where the most abundant energy source on the planet is the standard source of heating and cooling in today’s homes.

 

7 thoughts on “NexGen Energy Introduces Revolutionary Loop Installation”

  1. While scrolling through some of your online information I noticed that you posted, “we are currently only offering genex in Minnesota”, is that currently true? And if so is it because of a licensing issue or a distance issue. The reason I ask is we live in Milbank SD which is only ten miles from the Minnesota border.

    1. Great question! We are based out of Minneapolis and currently seeking to certify installers in other areas. If you have already connected with am HVAC installer, please have them visit our website and submit a contact form.

  2. Wow, this is fascinating! How many installations have you performed using this loop installation?

  3. This seems like a great idea….but will your boring system go through bedrock, ie. blue schist and granite? Or is this system only possible with “soil” substrate?

    1. Great question! Due to the hammering action of the product as opposed to drilling, there are limitations when it comes to bedrock. Depending on the depth of the bedrock, the angle of the loop can be increased to a more horizontal slope to stay within the softer ground. Geological records are good project planning tools!

  4. Good day, I am very intrigued by this process. I live in Pennsylvania and want to switch from oil to a better source of heating and cooling. I am willing to try your loop system if you can point me to a place that can use the loop. I have river bottom type soil, so it very soft and perkable. My cousin is a senior hvac tech who will be installing my central air system. Is there a way to reach out to your company for this method of looping? Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
    Kind Regards,

    Cleyon.

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