Case Studies

Renewable energy options

Toddington Research and Demonstration project for the Highways Agency

Thermal Banks provide sustainable energy at Toddington

The team developed a research and demonstration project in conjunction with Transport Research Laboratory Limited (TRL) to test the use of roads as asphalt solar collectors and Thermal Banks for underground thermal energy storage. This two year project for the Highways Agency was independently monitored by The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). The projects confirmed that Interseasonal Heat Transfer did perform as designed and that the extensive computer modelling to predict heat flows to and from the Thermal Banks were verified in practice.