The GELY project seeks to develop a tailor-made geothermal collector pipe with unique advantages with respect to competition products in order to overcome the limitations of existing market solutions.
Current geothermal collector pipes introduce single-sided characteristics, which are associated either with the external or internal geometry or with materials. The GELY project aims to address this market gap in the lack of a truly holistic approach for the production of geothermal collector pipes and to generate an optimal combination of geometric characteristics and materials’ structures for these pipes. A combination of this type can achieve a considerably better performance per meter geothermal pipe. The innovative GELY geothermal collector pipe will be based on three main pillars of research.
The proposed idea behind GELY pipes is originated from the effort of ELYSEE as a Cyprus based manufacturing company of plastic pipes and fittings for water supply, irrigation, sewage and energy, a reputable research and innovation company, CyRIC - Cyprus Research and Innovation Center and the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of University of Cyprus (UCY-MME).
GELY project is co-funded by the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus, European Regional Development Fund and Structural Funds of the European Union in Cyprus; Acronym: GELY, ENTERPRISES/0916/065.