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This project tested hybrid ground source and solar thermal heat pump systems for the Irish market

Project Insights

  • €49,994

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2016

    Year Funded

Project Description

The Solar Assisted Ground Source project seeks to test different ground source heat pump collector systems in Irish ground conditions, by combining new ground source collectors currently not available in Ireland and developing a hybrid ground source and solar thermal system for the Irish market. The five main objectives of the project are focussed on addressing key barriers to the development of the ground source sector in Ireland and Europe. These include; 1. Demonstrating the efficiency of different geothermal collector configurations in similar ground and operating conditions by using new collector configuration that improves performance by at least 20%; 2. Demonstrating the efficiency of different geothermal collector configurations in similar ground and operating conditions by hybrid configuration to improve performance by at least 20%; 3. Providing base line data on ground temperatures and collector operation from different collector configurations; 4. Providing new data demonstrating how combined solar thermal and ground source technologies can increase system SPF over a 25 year period; 5. Demonstrating the reduction in costs for a hybrid ground source heat pump systems by at least 20%.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €49,994

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2016

Lead Organisation: Geoserv Ltd

Partner Organisation(s): N/A

Riccardo Pasquali

Lead Researcher