The Mediterranean Helps Boost the Energy Needs of Marseille

By District Energy posted 12 days ago




The Mediterranean has become even more important for Marseille. France's second largest city keeps growing and energy needs follow that growth. New needs that could have a solution in renewable sources of energy, such as the sea.

The energy released by the difference in temperature between a loop of seawater and a loop of fresh water is used to cool or to heat a whole neighbourhood. This project, called Massileo, benefits from European funds. It has developed technologies never applied on this scale before.

It is in a district of 2.7 hectares, which includes a hotel, apartments and offices which have already been built. More than 750 people already benefit from the energy network. It is eco-sustainable and intelligent because buildings can transfer energy between them. Living or working in such an environment sows the ecological seed.

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