DewPoint Systems next generation of Thermal Energy Agriculture (TEA) technology can be divided into two principles:
old Thermal Energy is defined by DewPoint Systems as an energy source (either natural or created) that is below the dew-point temperature (50°- 70°F), which is the temperature water vapor (gas phase) changes to condensate (liquid phase). In many regions of the world, including Hawai`i, there is adequate atmospheric moisture that can be easily captured for agriculture irrigation or potable water use.
io-Thermal Energy is defined by DewPoint Systems as the energy a plant can utilize from a thermal difference between the roots and the leaves. Climate temperatures in the upper and lower latitude regions of the world where dormancy is seen in plants have cold winters and short warm to hot summers. During the spring season, the solar day length increases rapidly and likewise so does the air temperature. However, the soil temperature warms slower than the air, which creates a natural thermal differential between the warm leaf zone and the cool root zone. It is the thermal differential or Bio-thermal energy that improves the plants ability to uptake nutrients more energy efficiently and to grow rapidly.