Run in and usage of a solar assisted heat pump system

Hepplemann, M., Bitzer, B., Morton, D. and Virk, G. S. (2006) Run in and usage of a solar assisted heat pump system. 2006 IASME/WSEAS International Conference on Energy & Environmental Systems. Unknown, Chalkida, Greece, pp. 89-94.

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Renewable energy resources have become important because of the increasing costs of fossil fuels. Up to now there has been little deregulation of the fossil fuel market and, therefore, the customer is not in the same position as with the electricity market where there is competition and an incentive to shop around for the best supplier. A good strategy for the customer is therefore to become less dependent on fossil fuels by installing renewable energy systems such as solar-assisted heat pumps. Significant research has been carried out in the field of solar-assisted heat pump system since the 70s but most of the technologies developed have stayed at the research level due to two primary reasons, namely poor control strategies and the inability to keep operating temperatures high enough to realize high coefficients of performance over the full year. Within the frame of the EC funded Endohousing project these issues are being investigated. The research focuses on the development of a system comprising a new unglazed solar roof collector and hi-tech control strategies to manage the effective movement of thermal energy in different sections of the system. The project has set up three houses using the endothermic technology. This paper is concerned with the initial set up, commissioning and run in of the systems. An evaluation of the first results of the technology is presented so that overall system optimisation can follow.

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Additional Information: Full-text of this article is not available in this repository. This paper was originally presented at the 2006 IASME/WSEAS International Conference on Energy & Environmental Systems, 8—10 May 2006, Chalkida, Greece Published in Proceedings of the 2006 IASME/WSEAS International Conference on Energy & Environmental Systems, pp.89-94, Copyright © WSEAS. WSEAS website can be found here
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar assisted heat pump, endothermic technology, simulation, control, renewable energy, heating system, solar roof
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 10:21

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