Swedish solar heated residential area with seasonal storage in rockh

Initial evolution

A partly solar heated building area comprising 50 residential units has been built in Anneberg, Sweden. The system includes low temperature space heating with seasonal ground storage of solar heat. Heating is supplied by 2400m2 solar collectors and individual electrical heaters for supplementary heating. The ground storage comprises about 60,000m3 of crystalline rock with 100 boreholes drilled to 65m depth and fitted with double U-pipes. The collectors will have favorable working conditions but the store is rather small, the estimated heat loss from the heat store is about 40% of stored solar heat and the average solar fraction is estimated to 70% after 3–5
years of operation. An initial evaluation after 2 years of operation shows that, although problems have occurred and several parts seem to work less efficient than expected, the overall system idea works as intended.

Published in Renewable Energy nr 33 (2008) pp 703–711

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