This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691624
One of the absolute highlights of the IEA-SHC Task 45 meeting and workshops in Canada in October 2011 was the visit to the Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC), Okotoks, Alberta. The system proves that SDH can provide close to 100% of the annual heat load even for a cold climate at high latitudes.
DLSC is a small residential area of 52 homes within a much larger community. What sets DLSC apart from the rest of the community is that it is heated by a district energy system including a seasonal heat storage. Excess solar energy from summer months is stored underground in a borehole storage and then distributed in winter time to each home. A diagram of the system is shown below.
Principle diagram of Drake Landing solar system (http://www.dlsc.ca/how.htm)
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