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Alphabet Startup Heats Your Home From a Hole in the Ground

  • Dandelion offering residential geothermal power in New York
  • System delivers underground energy to heat and cool homes
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Dandelion Energy Inc., a company that emerged out of Alphabet Inc.’s X incubator last year, says its custom-designed drilling rig and pump systems will help make geothermal heating more affordable to homeowners.

The Brooklyn-based company expects to begin drilling wells in June for heating and cooling systems that will cost less than $20,000. That’s about half the price of typical residential geothermal energy installations available today, according to Chief Technology Officer James Quazi.