Demonstration of innovative shallow geothermal technology
University College, Dublin
SLR imported innovative heat exchanger and drilling technology from Italy and Germany to demonstrate a cost-effective approach on a site in Dublin.
SLR is the industry partner in an EC funded research project related to developing new heat exchangers and drilling techniques for shallow geothermal applications. The project included:
- Develop collector deployment models for different geological environments
- Propose regulatory recommendations for closed loop collectors
- Training for professionals and policy makers
- Promotion of innovative geothermal collector solutions in Ireland demonstrating a reduced potential installation cost compared to conventional collectors that are currently losing out in the market share on installed GSHPs to air source systems.
- Commercial exploitation