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LOW CARBON HEATING AND COOLING BY COMBINING VARIOUS TECHNOLOGIES WITH AQUIFER THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE
Pellegrini, M., M. Bloemendal, N. Hoekstra, G. Spaak, A.A. Gallego, J.R. Comins, et al.
Science of the Total Environment 665:1-10(2019)

Adoption of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) varies strongly across Europe because of both technical and organizational barriers, e.g., differences in climatic/subsurface conditions and legislation, respectively. Six ATES pilot systems were installed in five different EU countries to show how such barriers to use can be overcome. This paper presents an analysis of barriers to use and pilot plants results. Two pilots show how ATES can be successfully used to redevelop contaminated sites by combining ATES with soil remediation. Two other pilots show the added value of ATES because its storage capacity enables the utilization of solar heat in combination with solar power production. The last two pilots were realized in countries with legal barriers where ATES systems have not previously been applied at all. Additional information: https://www.deltares.nl/app/uploads/2018/11/Soil-energy-as-smart-low-carbon-technology-for-cost-effective-climate-mitigation-AquaConSoil-2019.pdf



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