Dandelion Installs its First Geothermal Installation for Founders of Large Grassroots Renewable Energy Group in Upstate New York

Sept 26, 2017 – Today, Dandelion announces the completion of its first home geothermal installation, officially delivering renewable heating and cooling at groundbreaking affordability. The system leverages renewable energy below the ground of the house of Becky Meier and Bob Connors in Canaan, New York, just outside of Albany. The two are founders of Stop New York Fracked Gas Pipeline, an active nonprofit organization fighting fossil fuel pipelines and promoting renewable energy in the Capital District region.

Dandelion worked with its local installer partner, Aztech Geothermal, to complete the installation of a four ton system in the 2,000 square-foot home. Dandelion is making home geothermal installations affordable by introducing several process and technology innovations for marketing, drilling, financing and more. Dandelion will begin using its new proprietary drill later this month.

“We are so excited to be able to afford a geothermal system after all of our years fighting fossil fuels,” said Becky Meier. “While alternatives to fossil fuels have been available for electricity production through solar and wind power, there has not been an affordable alternative for heating and cooling our homes. Now Dandelion has provided an innovation in the clean energy sector that makes installing geothermal heating and cooling affordable. That is very exciting!”

“Dandelion’s mission is to make geothermal the go-to option for heating and cooling so that homeowners’ transition to renewable heating and cooling from fossil technology becomes inevitable,” said Kathy Hannun, CEO of Dandelion. “We’re excited that our first customers are such incredible leaders in advancing this transition forward.”

Watch a video and read more about Becky and Bob’s installation on the Dandelion blog here.


About Dandelion
Dandelion’s mission is to provide earth-powered heating to every home. Its geothermal marketplace connects homeowners looking for cleaner, more affordable heating with local companies selected to install Dandelion home geothermal. Dandelion began at Google parent company Alphabet’s X lab before launching as an independent company in May 2017. Dandelion now operates out of New York City. To learn more, visit us at www.dandelionenergy.com.

About Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline
SNYFGP is a grassroots, all volunteer, self-funded organization of concerned citizens, governed by a Board of Directors. It was formed to stop Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct Fracked Gas Pipeline. After the company withdrew its application in May of 2016, SNYFGP continued to fight against other fossil fuel infrastructure and to organize activities to promote Renewable Energy. It publishes a regular newsletter to educate its members about fossil fuel and renewable energy issues and to suggest actions its members can take. For more information, contact: becky@stopnypipeline.org or visit: www.stopnypipeline.org or https://www.facebook.com/stopnyfrackedgaspipeline


Media Contacts:
Katie Ullmann
Director of Communications

Bob Connors & Becky Meier
Co-founders, Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline
1409 County Rte 5
Canaan, NY 12029
raconnors@yahoo.com; beckyjmeier@gmail.com