Soil energy as smart low carbon technology for cost-effective climate mitigation
Our soils can provide sustainable energy. Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) is a smart way to re-use heat and cold in buildings and it is widely recognized as promising technology for sustainable energy. Global demand for heating and cooling in the built environment accounts for about 40% of total primary energy consumption. ATES is a simple way of meeting that demand by using the soil.
The Climate-KIC project ‘Europe-wide Use of Sustainable Energy from aquifers’ – E-USE(aq) – demonstrated how ATES systems can be implemented in several countries. It included six pilot projects in five countries that will generate a flywheel effect for the introduction of ATES systems throughout Europe.
Download the E-USE reports (in pdf)
- E-USE Final project results report
- E-USE Validation of business cases
- E-USE Solutions catalogue
- E-USE Market opportunities lessons learned
Reports of the six pilot projects:
- Technical performance & monitoring report Dutch pilot Delft
- Technical performance & monitoring report Dutch pilot Utrecht
- Technical performance & monitoring report Belgian pilot
- Technical performance & monitoring report Spanish pilot
- Technical performance & monitoring report Italian pilot report
- Technical performance & monitoring report Danish pilot