Findlay, OH, March 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- In 2010, Kettering University won the Ford College Community Challenge grant to implement the study of solar/geothermal technology in their greenhouse located in one of the poorest communities in Flint. Kettering University welcomed Greensleeves to assist in a portion of this work because of Stephen Hamstra’s significant experience in the geothermal and green energy field.
“Working with Greensleeves and knowing their extensive knowledge on various heat options including a hybrid solution with geothermal for the vegetable greenhouses, will provide useful insight when it come to the technical analysis and cost effectiveness part of this research project,” said Dr. Matthew Sanders, Kettering University Professor.
The grant, by providing solar panels and a geothermal kit, helped researchers from Kettering to take a look at the better utilization of natural resources and to extend the greenhouse's growing season for a low-capital investment, easy installation and an expansion of facilities. The long-term objectives for this project include providing a source of sustainable employment to residents in a depressed neighborhood and developing learning materials for future classroom training.
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