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Unexploited energy potential surface water

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Issue

Fossil fuel dependency

There is a strong dependency on fossil fuels.

Lakes and streams contain a large amount of energy that is hardly exploited. 

Solution

SMART Polder

SMART Polder uses the difference in temperature of the surface water in various seasons to cool or heat buildings.

Smart polder

Pros

  • Heat recovery cools the surface water and thus helps to prevent botulism and blue-green algae.
  • Reduces CO2 emissions.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water and energy
  2. Development state 7: System prototype demonstration in an operational environment.
  3. Water type Surface water

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award
2016