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Geothermal Direct Use for Homeowners

Photo of a home and a well driller.

A well is drilled at a home in Klamath Falls, Oregon, for geothermal direct-use heating.

The following resources will help you learn more about the direct use of geothermal energy and its applications for the home. If you are unfamiliar with this technology, see the introduction to geothermal direct use.

General Information

U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program: Direct Use
Basic information about the direct use of geothermal energy.

Oregon Institute of Technology: Geo-Heat Center
Features information on research in geothermal direct-use technologies, including maps and the following publications available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs:


Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Provides information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.