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Mil­lions of home­own­ers still use oil to heat and cool their homes. Kathy Han­nun wants to change that. A sci­en­tist with a mas­ter’s de­gree in in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, Han­nun co-de­vel­oped a geo­ther­mal en­ergy sys­tem at X, Google’s re­search and devel­op­ment lab, and has made it ready for the mar­ket. In 2017, she founded Dan­de­lion En­ergy. She be­came CEO of Dan­de­lion and se­cured 6.5 mil­lion dol­lars in ven­ture cap­i­tal. “We want to bring geo­ther­mal into the main­stream,” says Han­nun. A Dan­de­lion sys­tem costs half as much as a con­ven­tional geo­ther­mal in­stal­la­tion and, ac­cord­ing to Han­nun, re­duces en­ergy costs by more than 60 per­cent.

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