Hybrid Energy optimally combines Sharc Energy with Geoenergy to ensure a fully sustainable and economic “top-up” of the delivered Sharc Energy supply and to provide an effective seasonal energy storage.
Why Hybrid Geoenergy-SHARC Systems?
It is most often the case that the building(s) to be heated and/or cooled have access to a local or main line sewage or waste water network. This immediately introduces the opportunity of utilising the SHARC Energy System.
The SHARC Energy System, extracting thermal energy from raw waste water and sewage, is the most cost-effective means of generating thermal energy for buildings. Consequently, it makes good economic and environmental sense to consider SHARC before introducing other energy solutions.
In those cases, where energy demand is greater than that which SHARC can produce from available energy sources, the next logical step is to “top-up” the delivered energy supply with geoenergy. This can involve using a borehole battery, aquifer, lake or similar natural energy source.
A WindForss Hybrid Solution has many advantages. The borehole battery, for example, can store heat generated in the Summer for use in the Winters and vice-versa.
Also, the low-temperature (district) distribution network means low to zero energy losses and the ability to absorb thermal energy from buildings generating surplus heating or cooling. This further reduces energy costs and further improves the environmental characteristics of the system.
The diagram illustrates how SHARC is introduced as a base load and complemented by geoenergy to the extent that this is necessary. The principles in the diagram relate to both a heating, cooling or hot water producing situation.