Potential heat use of water bodies

Lakes and rivers provide a great yet largely untapped source of thermal energy. In Switzerland, this renewable source of energy source could be used for heating (heat extraction) and cooling (heat discharge), since many cities are located close to lakes and rivers and the technology is well established.

This dataset indicates the potential of Switzerland’s larger lakes and rivers for heat extraction and heat discharge.

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Last modification 28.10.2021

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