Underground Thermal Energy Storage involves storing excess summer heat in the ground in order to extract heat more easily in winter. Renewable energy sources such as solar thermal produce most of their heat when it is not required and hence it is often wasted. For this reason, it is becoming increasingly common to use seasonal heat storage to improve the total system efficiency. Expert speakers will provide an overview of different ways to store heat energy underground in summer and to extract it in winter.
Click on titles below to see the slides presented at the seminar:
|10.20||Why UTES is attracting attention now||Andy Ford,
|10.45||UTES experience from Sweden||Professor Göran Hellström,
|11.10||Interseasonal Heat Transfer - case studies||Edward Thompson,
|11.50||PE-Xa probes in Underground Thermal Energy Storage||Steve Richmond,
|12.05||Using Thermo Screw Piles for UTES||Steve Reid,
Ecologic Innovations Ltd
|12.30||Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage||Nick Boyd
|13.00||Q&A, Lunch and networking|
See also: REHAU press release on Interseasonal Heat Transfer and the REHAU - ICAX Strategic Alliance.