Decarbonization Avenue : Heat pump

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Combined heat pumps and solar appliances

A solar-assisted heat pump (SAHP) is a machine that represents the integration of a heat pump and thermal solar panels in a single integrated system.

It is possible to use any type of solar thermal panel (sheet and tubes, roll-bond, heat pipe, thermal plates) or hybrid (mono/polycrystalline, thin film) in combination with the heat pump. The use of a hybrid panel is preferable because it allows covering a part of the electricity demand of the heat pump and reduces the power consumption and consequently the variable costs of the system.

Relevant for

  • HVAC engineer
  • Solar power professional

Innovation sector

  • Heat & thermodynamics
  • Renewable energy sciences

Web Resources

Combining Heat Pumps and Solar Panel Heating

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Can solar panels power a heat pump?

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Domain

Energy Efficiency

Type of innovation

Core sciences & engineering

Stakeholders

University researcher

Corporate researcher

Industry

Solar energy

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