BUILDING COOLING WITH GEOTHERMAL ENERGY: GEOVOL UNTERFÖHRING GMBH

2014

The Bavarian geothermal plant operator Geovol decided in 2014 to install a FAHRENHEIT adsorption refrigeration plant, which is operated with district heating of approx. 90 °C, as part of the planning of its new energy center at the Unterföhring site.

Since December 2015, four eCoo 2.0 adsorption chiller units have been cooling the offices, technical rooms and a conference room in the two energy centers all year round. In addition to the maximum cooling of the “in-house” district heating, the aim was also to further improve the energy efficiency of the already green technology. With the support of the Leipzig planning office, green-engineers, Geovol was able to achieve this with great success.

The buildings are completely and reliably supplied with sorptively generated refrigeration completely and reliably by the FAHRENHEIT generators without any conventional compression refrigeration technology.

This enables Geovol to reduce the consumption of electrical energy by approx. 31 MWh/a. According to projections, the use of adsorption refrigeration also saves 12 tonnes of CO₂ per year.