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United States sitting on a gold mine of excess heat

By District Energy posted 03-03-2023 07:38


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A new white paper from Danfoss highlights the vast untapped potential of excess heat as a source of energy and calls on policy makers across the world to accelerate the use of excess heat across all sectors.

Excess heat can be reused to supply a factory with heat and warm water or exported to neighboring homes and industries through a district-energy system, which supplies heat to consumers via a network of underground pipes carrying hot water, notes Danfoss. Such heat networks can cover a large area or even an entire city or supply a small cluster of local buildings. While the US would need to invest in infrastructure and district heating systems, there is low-hanging fruit in universities and hospital campuses to apply this solution now, they add.

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