Dandelion Energy’s mission is to modernize home heating and cooling by enabling the widespread adoption of geothermal energy. The Dandelion Energy team began working on this mission while at Google parent company Alphabet’s X lab before launching as an independent company in New York City in May 2017. Dandelion Energy expects to use this round of funding to accelerate growth, invest in research and development, and expand its operations across New York State – opening new warehouses and growing its team.
In conjunction with the financing, Shaun Maguire, Partner at GV, and Sam Landman, Managing Director at Comcast Ventures will join Dandelion’s board.
“In a short amount of time, Dandelion has already proven to be an effective and affordable alternative for home heating and cooling, leveraging best-in-class geothermal technology,” said Shaun Maguire, partner at GV.
“The home heating and cooling industry has been constrained by lack of innovation and high-costs,” said Sam Landman, managing director of Comcast Ventures. “The team at Dandelion and their modern approach to implementing geothermal technology is transforming the industry and giving consumers a convenient, safe, and cost-effective way to heat and cool their homes while reducing carbon emissions.”
Today, millions of homeowners in the United States heat their homes with fossil fuels such as – natural gas, heating oil and propane. In the Northeast alone, over seven million homes have either heating oil or propane based home heating systems. Apart from being inconvenient, expensive, and a potential safety hazard, heating fuels are primarily responsible for 11 percent of all carbon emissions related to the heating of homes and businesses in the United States.
By continuing to invest in heat pump and drilling technology, coupled with operational efficiency, Dandelion Energy has been able to address the biggest factor that has limited the growth of geothermal in United States – cost. The Dandelion Home Geothermal System is about half the cost of traditional geothermal installations, which means that for the first time geothermal heating and cooling systems are economically viable for millions of homeowners.
“In partnership with world-class investors including GV, Comcast Ventures, and Lennar Corporation, the nation’s leading home builder, as well as with the continued support of our existing investors, we’re eager to continue to advance our mission of enabling the widespread adoption of geothermal,” said Kathy Hannun, Co-Founder & CEO of Dandelion Energy.