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08 Mar 2018

Geothermal power will become most important heat source in Germany – researcher

Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten

Heat generated from geothermal sources will become Germany’s primary source for district heating, geo scientist Ernst Huenges says in an interview with the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten. “There are almost no alternatives from other regenerative sources”, as biomass needs to be transported over great distances and solar PV consumes too much space to provide heating to large cities. Huenges says deep geothermal sources are an adequate solution for inner cities that only require initial high investments and can be operated at low costs afterwards. Huenges expects a breakthrough of the technology within ten years. “After that things are going to happen very fast,” he says.

Read the interview in German here.

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