Application of a method for the sustainable planning and management of ground source heat pump systems in an urban environment, considering the effects of reciprocal thermal interference

This paper discusses how to implement the long-term sustainability of shallow geothermal energy systems, specifically by addressing thermal interference between neighboring borehole heat exchangers (BHEs). The authors propose a conceptual model and methodology to prevent thermal interference, including a literature review, creation of a conceptual model, and application to case studies in different countries. This approach helps to identify critical planning and operational characteristics of geothermal systems and ways to mitigate thermal interference impacts.

Authors:  Marco Belliardi, Linda Soma, Rodolfo Perego, Sebastian Pera, Eloisa Di Sipio, Angelo Zarrella, Laura Carnieletto, Antonio Galgaro, Borja Badenes, Riccardo Pasquali, David Bertermann, Burkhard Sanner.

Version 1: 12 May 2022
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