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Advanced ground source heat pump systems for heating and cooling in Mediterranean climate

Advanced ground source heat pump systems for heating and cooling in Mediterranean climate

Objective

GROUND-MED project will demonstrate geothermal heat pump (GSHP) systems for heating and cooling of measured SPF>5,0 in 8 demonstration sites of South Europe. As the SPF is determined not only by the heat pump unit, but by its operating conditions imposed to the heat pump by the ground heat exchanger and the heating/cooling system of the building as well, integrated systems incorporating the following technological solutions will be demonstrated and evaluated: a) new water source heat pumps of improved seasonal efficiency; key technologies include use of the next generation of compressors, heat exchangers and automation; b) borehole heat exchangers and heating/cooling systems operating with minimum temperature difference between them, which also follows the corresponding heating/cooling demand from the building; design aspects, thermal storage and system controls are important; c) minimum power consumption to system components; key parts are the fan-coil and air-handling units. GROUND-MED has a duration of 5 years and a budget of around 7,3 million euros, comprising 25% research and 75% demonstration and other activities. The GROUND-MED consortium comprises 24 organizations mainly from South Europe, including a wide diversity of GSHP actors, such as research and educational institutes, heat pump manufacturers, national and European industrial associations, energy consultants and works contractors.

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Address

Marathonos 19th Km
19009 Pikermi

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

Administrative Contact

Dimitrios Mendrinos (Mr.)

Participants (23)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EUROPEAN HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION GEIE

Belgium

FIZ KARLSRUHE - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR INFORMATIONSINFRASTRUKTUR GMBH

Germany

COMPAGNIE INDUSTRIELLE APPLICATIONSTHERMIQUE SA

France

HIREF SPA

Italy

UNIVERSITATEA DIN ORADEA

Romania

INSTITUTO DE SISTEMAS E ROBOTICA-ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

GEJZIR DOO, PODJETJE ZA POSLOVNE STORITVE, LJUBLJANA

Slovenia

GEOTEAM TECHNISCHES BURO FUR HYDROGEOLOGIE, GEOTHERMIE UND UMWELT GMBH

Austria

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

BESEL S.A

Spain

ASOCIACION ECOSERVEIS

Spain

EUROPEAN GEOTHERMAL ENERGY COUNCIL

Belgium

Association GRETh

France

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EDRASIS CH. PSALLIDAS TECHNICAL TOURIST COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL SA

Greece

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES AERAULIQUES ET THERMIQUES

France

OCHSNER WARMEPUMPEN GMBH

Austria

INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE SETUBAL

Portugal

GROENHOLLAND GEO ENERGIESYSTEMEN BV

Netherlands

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

ENEREN SRL

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218895

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 554 767,35

  • EU contribution

    € 4 481 928,80

Coordinated by:

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece