The way soils react to the heat exchange of a geothermal or geo-exchange system is completely dependent on ground thermal properties. Knowing these values is essential to knowing long and short term performance of the system. … Continue readingHow do Ground Thermal Properties Change Geothermal Performance?
If the ground temperature around a geothermal system changes or is different in reality than what it was designed for, how much will be lost in performance and cost? Is a mere 1°C ground temperature change/error significant, or can it be ignored? … Continue readingWhat Impact Does 1°C of Ground Temperature Change Have on a Geothermal (Geo-exchange) System?
In this article, we show how the system capacity can be doubled, and annual energy costs could be saved by up to $131,400 simply by changing the fluid temperature difference by 1°C. … Continue readingWhat Effect Do Small Changes in Fluid Temperature Have On A Geothermal System?