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Evaluation of the Shallow Geothermal Potential for Heating and Cooling and Its Integration in the Socioeconomic Environment: A Case Study in the Region of Murcia, Spain

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Evaluation of the Shallow Geothermal Potential for Heating and Cooling and Its Integration in the Socioeconomic Environment: A Case Study in the Region of Murcia, Spain

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dc.contributor.author Ramos-Escudero, Adela es_ES
dc.contributor.author García-Cascales, M. Socorro es_ES
dc.contributor.author Urchueguía Schölzel, Javier Fermín es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-13T18:06:14Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-13T18:06:14Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/182611
dc.description.abstract [EN] In order to boost the use of shallow geothermal energy, reliable and sound information concerning its potential must be provided to the public and energy decision-makers, among others. To this end, we developed a GIS-based methodology that allowed us to estimate the resource, energy, economic and environmental potential of shallow geothermal energy at a regional scale. Our method focuses on closed-loop borehole heat exchanger systems, which are by far the systems that are most utilized for heating and cooling purposes, and whose energy demands are similar throughout the year in the study area applied. The resource was assessed based on the thermal properties from the surface to a depth of 100 m, considering the water saturation grade of the materials. Additionally, climate and building characteristics data were also used as the main input. The G.POT method was used for assessing the annual shallow geothermal resource and for the specific heat extraction (sHe) rate estimation for both heating and, for the first time, for cooling. The method was applied to the Region of Murcia (Spain) and thematic maps were created with the outputting results. They offer insight toward the thermal energy that can be extracted for both heating and cooling in (MWh/year) and (W/m); the technical potential, making a distinction over the climate zones in the region; the cost of the possible ground source heat pump (GSHP) installation, associated payback period and the cost of producing the shallow geothermal energy; and, finally, the GHG emissions savings derived from its usage. The model also output the specific heat extraction rates, which are compared to those from the VDI 4640, which prove to be slightly higher than the previous one. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher MDPI AG es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Energies es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento (by) es_ES
dc.subject Geographical information system (GIS) es_ES
dc.subject Ground source heat pump (GSHP) es_ES
dc.subject Shallow geothermal energy es_ES
dc.subject Borehole heat exchanger (BHE) es_ES
dc.subject.classification FISICA APLICADA es_ES
dc.title Evaluation of the Shallow Geothermal Potential for Heating and Cooling and Its Integration in the Socioeconomic Environment: A Case Study in the Region of Murcia, Spain es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/en14185740 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Física Aplicada - Departament de Física Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Ramos-Escudero, A.; García-Cascales, MS.; Urchueguía Schölzel, JF. (2021). Evaluation of the Shallow Geothermal Potential for Heating and Cooling and Its Integration in the Socioeconomic Environment: A Case Study in the Region of Murcia, Spain. Energies. 14(18):1-21. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14185740 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.3390/en14185740 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 21 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 14 es_ES
dc.description.issue 18 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 1996-1073 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\446900 es_ES


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