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Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Suitability

Ground source heat energy, sometimes called shallow geothermal energy, can be collected from the ground and boosted with heat pumps. Heat energy can be harnessed, or ‘collected’, using different types of collector systems such as closed and open loop. The ground source heating/cooling suitability maps indicate which type of ground source heat collector is most compatible with the geology below your site.

The suitability maps use a suitability rating ranging from 1 (worst) to 5 (best) for each type of heat collector/cooling system. Suitability maps for open loop (domestic/small commercial), open loop (larger commercial/industrial processes) and vertical closed loop systems are available.

Coordinate System: Irish Transverse Mercator / ITM

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