The Southwest Geothermal alliance (SGA) brings together wide experience and expertise across the full range of geothermal technologies and aims to assist central government, councils, landowners, businesses, local communities, enterprise schemes and others in assessing feasibility of, designing and delivering low carbon heating schemes.
The vision of the alliance is to increase the uptake of geothermal energy as a viable and affordable low carbon solution to meet the South West’s heating and cooling needs, whether it be for residential or commercial uses.
The South West of England is blessed with high quality geothermal resources of all types. The granites underlying Devon and Cornwall have elevated geothermal gradients and offer the potential for both heat and power production. Deep geothermal projects are being developed in Cornwall, but significant untapped shallow geothermal resources exist across the whole region and these are the focus of the Southwest Geothermal Alliance.
Ground source heat pumps harness the thermal energy close to the surface and can be applied anywhere. Intermediate depth boreholes offer the possibility of direct heating applications or supplying warm water to heat pump systems to improve efficiency, increase carbon savings and reduce costs.
Abandoned mine workings can also provide a practically limitless supply of warm water in some locations.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about how geothermal energy can help decarbonise your heating and cooling needs.
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