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summer heat stored for winter!

paul wheaton
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So I'm digging through a mountain of paperwork and came across this article with a link written in ... Wow!

http://www.greenershelter.com/index.php?pg=3

What do you think?


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Devesh H Rao
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I have filled up two 1000 Ltr tanks with summer over the season in here[Mumbai].. darn this monsoon or else I would have been upto 3 tanks by now....
Devesh H Rao
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On a serious note.

I guess we should start investing or having a look at the natural resources for providing energy like windmills, water turbines using on running water either rivers or tidal waves, biofuel as an alternative means of energy consumption.

Currently we are too heavily dependent on crude oil and its substitutes for energy production and it is kind of worrying to know what happens if one day it all runs out ......

Villages are ideal places for spreading the alternate fuel theory as the consumption is not high and a combination of wind/water/bio fuel is sustainable enough for a average populated village...

And how can i forget solar energy, am pretty surprised that with vast areas of open grounds in US and a good number of clear days solar energy is not on yet......
Stan James
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Those heat storage ideas are pretty amazing. I knew someone who's AC heat exchange pumped water deep into the ground so it came back cooler. Guess that was warming up the ground - or maybe an aquifer - a teensy bit.


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Jeroen T Wenting
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Sounds like so much mumbo-jumbo.
And I'm rather worried about the longterm consequences for the soil from his plans.
Extensive drainage to make it bone dry (so as to prevent water from carrying away the "heat" isn't a good plan. Not only does it kill the soil bacteria and other living elements, it can also cause the soil to subside.
And the heat itself will increase the rate of soil death.

If it works at all that is.


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paul wheaton
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I think that the idea is to put this deeper than the soil organisms.
Jeroen T Wenting
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If you go that deep why not go a tiny bit deeper still and hit the geothermal layers?
In areas where soil bacteria live only in a shallow layer geothermals would also run close to the surface.
 
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