Hybrid Geothermal System Keeps Cornell’s Cell Phone Tower Cool

A cellular phone site on Cornell University’s campus uses a geothermal heat pump cooling system for climate control.

In collaboration with Verizon Wireless, Cornell engineers led by graduate student Koenraad Beckers are testing a geothermal heat pump system to control the climate of cellular tower shelters. Already in many homes, geothermal heat pumps use stable underground temperatures to provide efficient space and water heating or cooling.

We love to see universities and large corporations researching ways to use geothermal technology.