This forth issue of the newsletter reflects the progress achieved by the project between July 1st, 2017 until December 31st, 2017.
CHEAP-GSHPs project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 657982. The project will run for 48 months,from June, 1st, 2015, until May 31st, 2019.
Cheap-GSHPs Project News
Realisation of thermal data catalogue and guideline for a customized GRT for shallow geothermal heat exchangers
The document reports the activities performed to build up the Geological Thermal Properties Database. The knowledge of thermal conductivity of materials is one of the main input parameters in geothermal modeling since it directly controls the steady state temperature field. An evaluation of this thermal property is required in several fields, such as designing and modeling ground source heat pumps plant in order to assess the geo-exchange potential of the subsoil.
Guidelines for the combination of different renewable systems
The document performs a summary of the information collected about the renewable system that can be combined with the shallow geothermal energy systems. Moreover, the combination of solar thermal panel, photovoltaic, wind turbine and hybrid system with the shallow geothermal system is described. Even if the tank is not a renewable system, its integration has been considered in the system in order to improve the energy efficiency of the system.
The document describes the development of the core of the Decision Support System (DSS): the DSS Engine. This software has been implemented according to the design and architecture previously defined during Task 5.2: DSS reference architecture and all the calculations and information used are based on the results and developments of the rest of technical work packages.
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