Wednesday, December 14, 2016

India: Geothermal Energy Used for Heating, Cooling, Cooking and Bathing in Gujarat

Dholera Swaminarayan Mandir becomes first in India to use geothermal energy for cooking and air conditioning (Desh Gujarat)

Gandhinagar: Assembly hall of Swaminarayan Mandir in Dholera town has become India’s first air conditioned hall powered by geothermal energy, said Gujarat government here.

Dholera is one of places in Gujarat that has natural hot water spring. Thanks to research by Gandhinagar based Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University’s Center for Excellence for Geothermal Energy, Swaminarayan Mandir at Dholera now utilizes geothermal energy for cooking and air conditioning needs. 50 degree Celsius hot water sourced from the ground is also used for bath.