Thomsen House conversion to fully self-contained including year round vegetable growing
Electricity through 5 KW Solar PV
Heating through in ground heat and cold storage & heat pump
Waste water management by Fast biological sewage treatment
Continuous winter spring harvest in wintergarden growing space 500 sq.ft.
Summer and fall harvest in raised garden beds 1000 sq ft
All equipment and lights energy efficient
All new insulation R 40
Seasonal Storage of Heat or Cold (1) Principles:
Heat (or cold) is injected into the center of the borehole array using a sealed loop heat exchanger fluid
The heat takes nearly six months to reach the periphery, where it is extracted for use
The diameter of the array is adjusted according to the thermal conductivity to achieve the desired delay
The peripheral holes are in a slightly elliptical pattern to provide control for annual variations
Three (or more) of the outer rings are connected in series to provide counter current heat exchange
The injection is designed to provide a small vertical temperature gradient for constant heat uptake/m
The source of heat can be from a co-generator (hot), air conditioner (moderate) or air heat exchanger (warm)
The ground provides a relatively cold heat sink for the air conditioner heat pump, hence good efficiency
The AC heat is put to good use instead of being wasted
Community systems can use very high efficiency heat pumps, are comparatively easy to install
Plan Drawing of Heat Store for 40 to 50 homes (100 apartments/200 hotelrooms The borehole array can have as few as 28 boreholes (as shown 30 m diameter space) but more normally it has 72 boreholes to provide for sufficient heat exchanger surface area. The number of heat pumps is determined by engineering needs.
Thomsen House with two centre injection holes 60 ft deep 6 inches diameter (red area) and four heat extraction holes 60 ft deep and 6 inches diameter (blue area )
Two Injection holes (blue) Four extraction holes (red)
Annual cost 4% interest and 4 % depreciation 12,000
Annual savings fuel cost 4,000
Annual savings electricity cost 4,000
Annual savings vegetables 2,000
Added cost for electricity, heating cooling and winter garden 2,000
Total contribution from electricity, heating & cooling 2,000
without winter garden
Benefits: In conclusion very little extra cost for the wintergarden space (respectively small contribution without it) ,locked in energy cost guarantied prices for clean and free Healthy and organic food
Meaningful activity that brings the family together in an active and uniting way
Average drilling cost of 6 wells/15 m 90x 60 = $ 5.600
Loop installation with 4 lines per well $ 6.000
Heat injection box $ 3.000
In building installation $12.000
Miscellaneous $ 3.000
For a total investment of $30.000 a saving of $ 5,000 heating and cooling cost is a very attractive return on the investment.
This Price is based on a technical developed installation process and on averages.
Presently as documented in the case of Solar PV there is very little equipment produced in Ontario and not sufficient capacity build yet. Therefore it will take some effort within policy making to encourage and inspire to join the USA and European dynamics. It should also lead to manufacturing of the equipment in Ontario.
AE Atmospheric Energy and Economic Development in Ontario
The AE Thomsen House modell implemented in 100.000 homes Buildings per year over 10 years will trigger AE output and energy savings of a minimum of $ 5.000/year per building. For 100.000 buildings = $ 500 million
This in return will generate investments of $ 30 Billion just on AE and 5 times that on the whole project = $ 150 billion
If all 4 million Ontario buildings will be equipped accordingly the AE model would result in $120 billion and on the whole project scope/Thomsen House of $ 600 billion. Based on the 100.000 home/building modell per year the estimated time for this would be 40 years.
Just like at the beginning of the electricity and oil age when every house that was build received water, heating and electricity. This will, based on a much larger population, create a boom of a dimension never dreamed of.
Employment development in AE and renewable energy in general
All renewable energy technologies offer a huge unique sustainable employment creation.
AE is particularly attractive because of all the local involvement with various trades in each small or large community.
With each one billion $ invested around 50 % can and should be wages and local services and products.
At an annual average gross income of $ 50.000 each an AE investment into 100.000 homes/buildings will create a minimum of 10.000 permanent jobs as long as you add 100.000 homes/buildings each year. At this speed you will not be able to introduce this technology fast enough. If you figure an average life cycle of 20-25 years you will have to reach a permanent employment for the AE implementation in Ontario of between 20 and 25.000 jobs.
Fully Implementing the Thomsen House scope we are talking about 100.000 to 125.000 permanent jobs.
AE fully supports the Ontario Governments goal to create 50.000 new jobs within green energy.
Value of the Energy recovered Impact on Power Generation Impact on Power Generation
For the average AE system you recover annually a minimum of $ 5000 in energy.
For each 100.000 buildings you are recovering $ 500.000.000. For 4 million buildings $ 20 billion annually.
Because of the almost 100% efficient conversion of wind or solar electricity into stored energy when it is produced the CO2 emission reduction would come from coal, oil and gas and would be dramatic.
During nights the nuclear/hydro electricity surplus nighttime baseload can be utilized efficiently to convert this into stored energy and cold.
To accomplish all this it will be helpful to have smart meters and an intelligent management of the grid!!
In conclusion: In Ontario we can do it!!! Find our own Safe Dream in Sustainable Solutions