Geothermy is the physical research of thermal streams within our Earth. It invests on different research activities while since more than 100 years also technical solutions have been developed to get access to this important and interesting source of energy for a commercial approach.
With the increasing pressure from the petrol market, this energy is since some months getting more and more in focus. Beside the Oil price of the combustive environment unfriendly energy source “oil”, the request from the Kyoto protocol is driving simultaneously into a stronger consideration of renewable energies driving market demand. This shift in thought can also be attributed to the speed of modern broadband which has meant pro-renewable energy videos are frequently being posted, watched, and commented on, on the web. From most offered new energies, Geothermy is certainly one of the substantial important once as available in nearly unlimited quantity and nearly independent from climatic influences.
The use of geothermic energy looks so far to get one of the preponderant future energy sources requesting increasing interest and commercialisation.
The original use of geothermal Energy was mainly focussing on the recuperation of deep hot water sources. Due to often encountered drilling adventures (over 1000m), these technologies were financially not challenging for small power.
Since 50 years interest has grown within the field of surface near Geothermy (often falsely hidden under the simplified description “heat pump”). This principle uses the fact, that soil freezing is limited to the first 40cm while below, there is a nearly independent temperature of some 7...8 degree Celsius. The Earth is acting as a gigantic Energy Capacitor while its energy can be captured or stored by means of atomic reactive processes, sun energy and geological water movements. The temperature will finally grow considerably at increasing deeper levels.
Generally this surface near technology is located between 1 and 200m depth while with the heat pump the temperature is transformed to a requested level for heating and other energy purposes (warm water supply). The energy is recuperated from the Earth by a closed liquid circuit while part of it is restored at a lower temperature level.
For the Engineering, financing and installation process of the requested components from different suppliers a professional project management is requested to secure and synchronise the different work processes for the final geothermic installation. ITAPS offers you this service as a project coordinator and secures an overall control of the project.
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