The mission of SST is the design and development of cost-effective collection, storage and distribution of heat and - or cold on a long term or seasonal time scale. New approaches to solar thermal collection will be applied, along with patented improvements for underground thermal storage. SST will provide engineering consulting and intellectual property rights to interested parties. The methods being developed are intended to provide heating and cooling of buildings along with electricity generation without using fossil fuels. The further implication of this is a possible future world with much less greenhouse gas generation and a much better chance to avoid the worst effects of global warming.