16 Jun '11, 4pm

Solar Thermal + Geothermal = Energy Storage: STOCKHOLM --- It’s Christmas in July, as far as your hot water he...

Solar Thermal + Geothermal = Energy Storage: STOCKHOLM --- It’s Christmas in July, as far as your hot water he...

STOCKHOLM --- It’s Christmas in July, as far as your hot water heater is concerned. Seec , a five-year-old company in Stockholm, combines solar thermal technology with geothermal to effectively allow commercial buildings to bank summer heat until winter. It can also be employed to exploit the chill of winter to run air conditioners in summer. The system -- technically called borehole thermal energy storage -- can cut heating and hot water bills by 70 percent to 90 percent, says CEDO Andreas Andersson, and will pay for itself in 3.5 to 5 years. The company has installed a few systems in municipal buildings here and has licensed it to a Norwegian company for use at an industrial site. “In the last four to five years, it has really taken off,” he said. Other companies have erected similar systems at three Ikea stores here. A local hospital gets all of its heat and hot water f...

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