This report was created by the Canadian energy research institute CanMET Energy. It is a case study of the Drake Landing Solar Community, and the solar thermal seasonal heat storage system that was tested there.
The major objective of this project was to demonstrate that it is technically feasible to do large scale solar storage for residential heating purposes. The energy center was a borehole thermal energy storage system, which serviced all of the residences. The project was able to achieve a solar faction of 91%, while serving 1,000+ homes in the community. Moving forward, the designers plan to focus on optimization to further reduce the cost.
Author: CanMET Energy
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