Underground Thermal Energy Storage

  • Kun Sang Lee
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Nature provides storage systems between the seasons because thermal energy is passively stored into the ground and groundwater by the seasonal climate changes. Below a depth of 10–15 m, the ground temperature is not influenced and equals the annual mean air temperature. Therefore, average temperature of the ground is higher than the surface air temperature during the winter and lower during the summer.


Heat Pump Ground Temperature Thermal Energy Storage Payback Time Ground Source Heat Pump 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Natural Resources and Environmental EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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