Dimac 100% Inspection goes to sustainable transformation with the integration of geothermal and photovoltaic systems
Dimac’s new facility in Tortona, Italy has undergone a remarkable sustainable transformation through the integration of geothermal and photovoltaic systems, showcasing the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and embracing renewable energy sources.
The installation includes a 60 kWt shallow geothermal energy plant, tapping into the earth’s natural heat for a reliable and consistent source of renewable energy. Underground water reservoirs are utilized to provide heating and cooling throughout the facility, significantly reducing reliance on non-renewable energy and minimizing carbon emissions.
Our geothermal system
Installed by GEONOVIS, a leading solution provider for renewable energies, the geothermal system utilizes an open-loop system, extracting thermal energy from water sourced from the underground aquifer. A heat exchanger efficiently harnesses the thermal energy, with the cooled water returning to the reservoir without any chemical alteration. Further enhancing the system, a double-compressor heat pump meets heating demands without the need for fossil fuel combustion or pollution. The system can be reversed for cooling during the summer season, ensuring optimal comfort.
Our photovoltaic power plant
Complementing the geothermal plant is a 65.95 kWp photovoltaic power plant on the facility’s rooftop, supplied by SOLAND a high-end supplier of solar plants. With approximately 335 sqm of PV modules, it generates over 77,000 kW annually, reducing dependence on the grid. The solar panels directly convert sunlight into usable energy, contributing to a sustainable energy mix.
The integration of geothermal and photovoltaic energy systems maximizes energy output while minimizing environmental impact.
It reduces reliance on fossil fuels, lowers emissions, and showcases corporate responsibility by helping Dimac comply with stricter environmental regulations.
Dimac’s energy independence reduces vulnerability to fluctuating energy prices, ensuring long-term stability and resilience.
Additionally, any surplus energy produced by the photovoltaic plant can be sold back to the grid, creating an additional revenue stream.