Authors: I.B. Kilkis
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Abstract: This article identifies and explains several attributes of geothermal energy. High exergetic efficiency due to a close temperature tie between geothermal energy and district heating and cooling was noted. Parameters governing the rational use and management of geothermal energy systems with special emphasis on integrated-cascaded district energy systems were formulated and explained with two case studies.
Keywords: geothermal energy; district heating and cooling; geothermal energy cascading; radiant panels; ground source heat pumps; rational use of geothermal energy.
International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2002 Vol.17 No.1/2, pp.35-59
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