What is an ATES installation?

In a Heat Cold Storage (ATES) installation, soil energy is used for heating and cooling buildings. The use of soil energy is a sustainable solution that considerably reduces the use of fossil fuels for energy generation.

How does an ATES installation work?

In an ATES installation, groundwater in the deeper soil is used as an energy buffer. Part of an ATES installation is a heat exchanger with which cold water is injected into the cold source in the winter, and the heated water into a warm source in the summer. In the summer, a building can be cooled by pumping up the cold water. In the winter, a building is heated by pumping up the hot water.

What types of thermal storage systems are there?

There are different types of soil energy systems, such as open systems and closed systems. WKO systems are open source systems. The ATES doublet, the mono source and the recirculation system are examples of open source systems

ATES with regeneration by PVT heat pump panels

A common problem with the Heat Cold Storage (ATES) is that more heat than cold is extracted from the source, resulting in a cold surplus. This often occurs in care facilities, and can affect the operation and efficiency of the installation. This may cause problems with the permit issued.

 

Triple Solar PVT heat pump panels have been developed for supplying evaporating energy and regenerating a thermal energy storage. Triple Solar works together with specialist installers and ESCO’s such as Unica and Eteck.

Do you have questions?

We are happy to help you with your ATES questions, and to help you solve ATES problems and challenges.

Email info@triplesolar.eu and ask for Mr. Cees Mager, or go to our contact page.

  • SDE + subsidy

    “For this solution, SDE + subsidy is available in The Netherlands for both the electrical and thermal energy yield. This subsidy can be requested for an area of more than 200 m2, and has a duration of 15 years. NOTE > Check the subsidy possibilities in your country!”

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Images above: The Tuinen Woudenberg apartment complex: 680m2 PVT panels for the regeneration of the ATES

  • SDE + subsidy

    “For this solution, SDE + subsidy is available for both the electrical and thermal energy yield. This subsidy can be requested for an area of more than 200 m2, and has a duration of 15 years.”

  • ATES in the Media

    “In popular speech, two other terms are used for regenerating a thermal energy storage system (ATES): the Triple Solar solar thermal roof or energy roof.”

artikel de ingenieur wko nov 2012