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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

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