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Development and performance of a dual tank solar-assisted heat pump system

Carsen J. Banister and Michael R. Collins

Applied Energy, 2015, vol. 149, issue C, 125-132

Abstract: A novel dual tank solar-assisted heat pump (SAHP) system configuration for domestic hot water heating was developed. Due to the multiple modes of operation arising from the configuration, it was necessary to develop a custom control strategy to minimize electricity consumption. The controller evaluates which modes of operation are possible given the current conditions and selects the best mode from those available.

Keywords: Renewable energy; Solar thermal energy; Heat pump; TRNSYS; Experimental; Modeling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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