The Horizon 2020 funded project GEOCOND (Advanced materials and processes to improve performance and cost-efficiency of Shallow Geothermal systems and Underground Thermal Storage) will develop solutions to increase the thermal performance of the different subsystems configuring Shallow Geothermal Energy Systems (SGES) and Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES), combining different material solutions under the umbrella of sophisticated engineering, optimisation, testing and on-site validation. An overall cost reduction of about 25% is the overall aim, leading to a substantial gain in competitiveness.
GEOCOND, will focus on four key development areas in a synergetic and system-wide approach:
- development of new pipe materials;
- advanced grouting additives and concepts;
- advanced Phase Change Materials; and
- system-wide simulation and optimisation.
To find out more visit the project's website at the link provided below.
Project duration: 2017-05-01 to 2020-10-31