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Last edited 28 Oct 2013
All about ground energy
We've had quite a few articles written about ground energy and its applications, so we thought we would bundle them all up for a special feature. Ground energy is a much under-used and misunderstood resource so here’s your chance to get the facts.
“Below a depth of 7-10m, the temperature of the ground remains fairly constant at the mean ambient air temperature regardless of the time of year. Depending on location and depth, this temperature is typically between 7 and 13ºc in the UK. This means that it can be used to as a heat source in the winter and as a source of coolth in the summer.”
- Ground energy options.
- Geothermal energy.
- Ground preconditioning of supply air.
- Ground source heat pumps.
- Geothermal pile foundations.
- Thermal labyrinths.
- Earth-to-air heat exchangers.
- Dynamic thermal modelling of closed loop geothermal heat pump systems.
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