To use energy out of the ground, the FRANK GET system offers various options for clean and future-proof geothermal energy.
Geothermal energy is the thermal energy stored in the ground which is constantly being recharged like a battery by heat from the Earth's core and - close to the surface - by solar radiation. In our part of the world, the Earth maintains a constant temperature of 8 to 12 °C at a depth of 10 meters all year round.
This temperature level is suitable for both energy-saving building heating with heat pumps and also building cooling.
Through the use of geothermal energy, modern heat pumps convert one kilowatt hour of electricity into up to four or more kilowatt hours of thermal energy. Using a geothermal heat pump thus also saves considerable amounts of fossil energy and significantly reduces CO₂ emissions.
Ground source heat pump system with geothermal probes:
To fulfil the requirements of the European renewable energy directive and the resutant national renewable energy action plans heat pump systems get a real high importance.
For example in germany the implementation of an building energy label increases transparency in determining energy requirements.
Due to their efficiency advantage, houses with heat pumps can easily meet future german EnEV standards and usually reach the highest classes of the energy label, whereby the highest efficiency class (A +++) is only achieved with a ground-source heat pump.
How heatpumps works:
Here you find some references:
EGEC, The voice of geothermal in Europe: www.egec.org
Ground source heat pumps (GSHP): www.gshp.org.uk
Platform Geotermie: www.geothermie.nl