Quality Management in Design, Construction and Operation of Borehole Systems
Quality management of borehole systems is a major issue to provide a reliable, durable and economic system for heating, cooling and thermal storage. Such systems will play an important role in the future implementation of the Energiewende. Potential accidents can affect the environment and especially the groundwater in a significant way. Provisional restrictions in the approving process by local water authorities can obstruct the market growth and thus diminish the introduction of BTES technology. In Germany and other European countries quality management is of particular importance which results in special approval requirements which have affected the market for ground source heat pumps and BTES systems. Therefore it is important to compile international available information and experiences and to work out preventative guidelines and standards towards a sound market development.
Manfred Reuß is a consultant working for ZAE Bayern. After studying physics at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich he specialiced in renewable energies especially solar thermal and geothermal energy. 1980 - 2001 he was carrying out several research project in these fields at Bayerische Landesanstalt fuer Landtechnik of the Technical University Munich. 2001 - 2018 he was Group Leader of the solar thermal and geothermal group at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, ZAE Bayern - in Garching.