The benefits of direct geothermal energy
- Geothermal energy is an abundant, free energy source that is totally renewable
- Powering 75% of heating & cooling with direct geothermal energy would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to as little as 25%
- Can be used on an average house and on larger scale in any commercial building
- Offers a lower ‘whole of life’ cost than conventional heating & cooling systems
Welcome to edDGE
edDGE is a pilot demonstration project for direct geothermal energy technology, funded by the Victorian Government. In April 2012, the Department of Infrastructure Engineering in the University of Melbourne, Direct Energy Australia and Geotechnical Engineering, commenced Australia’s most extensive research study.