Cheap and efficient application of reliable Ground Source Heat Exchangers and Pumps

Third Party Funds Group - Sub project

Overall project details

Overall project: LCE-03-2014 - Demonstration of renewable electricity and heating/cooling technologies

Project Details

Project leader:
Dr. David Bertermann
Prof. Dr. Harald Stollhofen

Project members:
Dr. David Bertermann
Johannes Müller
Mario Psyk

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Geologie (Exogene Dynamik)

Funding source: EU - 8. Rahmenprogramm - Horizon 2020
Acronym: Cheap-GSHPs
Start date: 01/06/2015
End date: 31/05/2019

Research Fields

Near-surface geothermal energy
Lehrstuhl für Geologie (Exogene Dynamik)

Abstract (technical / expert description):

To reduce the total cost of low enthalpy geothermal systems by 20-30 % the project will improve actual drilling/installation technologies and designs of Ground Source Heat Exchangers (GSHE’s). This will be combined with an holistic approach for optimum selection, design and implementation of complete systems across different underground and climate conditions. The proposal will focus on one hand on the development of more efficient and safe shallow geothermal systems and the reduction of the installation costs. This will be realized by improving drastically an existing, innovative vertical borehole installation technology of coaxial steel GSHE and by developing a helix type GSHE with a new, innovative installation methodology. These GSHE’s will be installed to a depth of 40 – 50 meters ensuring improved safety and faster permitting.

External Partners

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)


Bertermann, D., Bernardi, A., Pockelé, L., Galgaro, A., Cultrera, M., de Carli, M., & Müller, J. (2018). European project “Cheap-GSHPs”: installation and monitoring of newly designed helicoidal ground source heat exchanger on the German test site. Environmental Earth Sciences.

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