Build-up and long-term performance test of a full-scale solar-assisted heat pump system for residential heating in Nordic climatic conditions
2010 (English)In: Applied Thermal Engineering, ISSN 1359-4311, E-ISSN 1873-5606, Vol. 30, no 2-3, 188-195 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper presents the build-up and long-term performance test of a full-scale Solar-Assisted Heat Pump System (SAHPS) for residential heating in Nordic climatic conditions. This particular SAHPS was developed within the EU project ENDCHOUSING, by predominantly using components and techniques that are available on the market. The analysis primarily focuses on system performance, with emphasis on Heat Pump (HP) and total system Seasonal Performance Factor (SPF), based on long-term and full-scale operation. Analysis shows that despite unfavourable building conditions, for low energy use and utilisation of a SAHPS, the system was successfully in full operation (for about 2 years) fulfilling heating requirements. Data processing of the series representing the full year period of 2007(February)-2008(February), presented a HP and total SAHPS performance of. SPFHP = 2.85 and SPFSAHPS = 2.09. The authors argue that with an optimised SAHPS control and operation strategy, additional use of circulation pumps and energy (electricity) could be vastly reduced, hence attaining a SPFSAHPS value that is in parity with the SPFHP. As the Nordic (Swedish) Endohousing SAHPS has not yet been properly optimised/designed and installed in an appropriate house, the SPFHP = 2.85 is considered satisfactory.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 30, no 2-3, 188-195 p.
Solar-assisted heat pump system, Roof-integrated unglazed solar collector, Ground heat storage/source, Long-term, Full-scale, Test
Building Technologies Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19462DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2009.08.004ISI: 000272001100015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-74449090530OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-19462DiVA: diva2:338110
QC 201008102010-08-102010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved