Feasibility Study for Direct Utilization of Geothermal Energy Resources at Summerland, B.CMicroform - 1987
Because of its unique geological setting, Summerland, a rural community situated on the west bank of Okanagan Lake in B.C.'s southern interior, appears to be a good candidate for development and application of low temperature geothermal resources. This study arises from the necessity of determining the economic viability of continued geothermal exploration, and provides the basis for a decision regarding the initiation of a geothermal demonstration heating project. The report assesses geothermal resource characteristics, identifies potential application sites, presents a design for a preliminary geothermal heating system, and gives the results of an economic analysis comparing geothermal and conventional or existing heating systems. The report also explores general applications, as well as greenhouse and building applications.
Publisher: Ottawa : Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, Renewable Energy Branch, 1987
Description: 85 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 89-05640