Geothermal energyProject Yanderra Shallow Geothermal Solar Systems Demonstration Project
Report: Yanderra Shallow Geothermal-Solar Systems Demonstration Lessons Learnt 2 (PDF 776KB)
This second Lessons Learnt Report covers the importance of adequate planning around existing commercial poultry operations.
Ground Source Systems Pty Ltd is developing a hybrid geothermal system for heating and cooling a commercial poultry breeding facility in Yanderra, NSW to demonstrate its effectiveness and its financial & environmental benefits to the rural industries. The hybrid geothermal system comprises a ground-source heat pump (GSHP) system in part fed by a solar PV, and with gas back-up. A GSHP system is being installed to replace in full or in part LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) as a fuel for heating and evaporative cooling for a single poultry shed. The typical mid-sized poultry operation at the Yanderra demonstration site is expected to provide an important case study to drive uptake across the sector.