Opportunistic Heat Sources and Sinks


This chapter describes opportunistic heat sources and sinks for incorporation into geothermal energy systems. In a ‘design with the environment’ approach, opportunistic considerations were mentioned in Chapter 3 with regard to site characterization. Here, we take a more detailed, but high-level look.

9.2Use of Existing Water Wells
9.3Heat Exchange With Building Foundations
9.4Utilization of Infrastructure from Other Energy Sectors
9.5Cascaded Loads and Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
9.6Integrated Loads and Load Sharing with Heat Pumps
9.7Chapter Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercise Problems
Topics: Heat

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