Canada is going to develop the world’s largest geothermal and solar lagoon at Charlevoix, a 45-minute drive from Quebec City. This wonderful outdoor lagoon will be maintained at pleasant temperatures all year round using a “huge Thermos” heating system underneath.
World’s first self-sufficient energy village
This spectacular new open-air lagoon will span over 130,000 sq. feet (12,000 square meters). It will be a place to relax and soak up the surroundings. Blend in with the natural landscape, hundreds of chalets will be built around the lagoon to create a village.
Other than relaxing in the lagoon’s water, visitors will also have access to ski resorts, golf, art galleries, dining, and whale-watching experiences.
The project, dubbed geoLagoon is inspired by Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, one of the 25 wonders of the world. However, geoLagoon is going to become the world’s first self-sufficient energy village.
The lagoon’s waters will be warmed to a pleasant 39 °C (102 °F) year-round. This temperature will be maintained even in winters when temperatures drop below 32°F (O°C). It will be heated through a huge thermal reservoir powered by an energy ecosystem consisting of geothermal, biomass, photovoltaics plus solar heating systems.
GeoLagon owner and CEO Louis Massicotte said “There is a strong potential that the geoLagon project will produce more energy than it consumes, which brings the opportunity to provide surplus electricity to the surrounding community,”