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Heating houses from the sea

Posted by on July 26th 2014

DuindorpIn Duindorp, in the Netherlands, they are using the heat from seawater to heat 800 new homes that meet modern standards for affordable housing in the Netherlands.  District heating using seawater turns out to be the most affordable solution, ensuring that no resident has to pay more than the national average of €70 a month for heat and hot water.  Each house uses a heat pump to heat the warmed water to a sufficient temperature for heating and showering.

“The system is based on a district heating plan… District heating systems warm water at a central location and then distribute it through a system of underground pipes. None of the water in the pipes is used directly in homes, but the heat from the water is skimmed off and used to warm showers and floors.”

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