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Monitor the parameters over time at the ITER test site

Why monitor the parameters over time? Monitor the parameters over time through direct measurements and numerical simulation allows assessing the performance of horizontal collector systems. The ideas consists on using data collected on field to simulate the thermal interference between horizontal heat exchangers and subsoil. Accordingly, we want to evaluate the influence of TEBM on Read more about Monitor the parameters over time at the ITER test site[…]

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Thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM)

What is a thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM)? One of the key challenges of ITER Project is to create thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM) suitable for horizontal collectors. The idea is improving the heat transfer of the ground surrounding the pipes used in very shallow geothermal systems (VSGS). Why? Since the VSGS performance depends on Read more about Thermally enhanced backfilling material (TEBM)[…]

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ITER at European Geothermal Congress 2016

The European Geothermal Congress (EGC) The European Geothermal Congress was held in Strasbourg on 19-23 September 2016. Organized every 3 years, it is an international event that brings together several actors of the geothermal community. A wide audience of experts can listen to the latest research progress at the forefront of deep and shallow geothermal Read more about ITER at European Geothermal Congress 2016[…]

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ITER at the 3rd Energy Fair in Hirschaid, Germany

The 3rd Energy Fair in Hirschaid On March 12-13 2016 the Energy Park in Hirschaid (Northern Bavaria, Germany) hosted the 3rd Energy Fair. This event shows the latest news in the energy and environmental technology to a general public. It is growing from year to year, involving always a greater number of exhibitors and visitors. Read more about ITER at the 3rd Energy Fair in Hirschaid, Germany[…]

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ITER at the geothermal congress in Offenburg

GeoTherm Expo & Congress The GeoTherm Expo and Congress, the biggest European event for geothermal energy, this year was held on February 25-26 in Offenburg, in Germany. For two whole days researchers, producers, public authorities representatives and professionals discussed about shallow and deep geothermal energy. First of all, specialized industries on both sectors gave updated Read more about ITER at the geothermal congress in Offenburg[…]

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Shallow geothermal systems: how to exchange heat with the ground?

Shallow geothermal systems Several technological solutions called Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) are available for shallow geothermal systems. What do they do? Most of all, they transfer heat between underground and residential, industrial or commercial buildings. Since GSHPs are conceived to extract and/or inject heat from/into the ground during winter and/or summer, several technological solutions Read more about Shallow geothermal systems: how to exchange heat with the ground?[…]

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Shallow geothermal energy: what are we talking about?

Shallow geothermal energy: what is this? How it works? For those of you not familiar with shallow geothermal energy, here you can find a brief but comprehensive overview of the topic! A short video gives clear tips for discovering shallow geothermal energy! In addition, it explains what it can do for you and your community. Read more about Shallow geothermal energy: what are we talking about?[…]