PERFORMANCE OF SOLAR-ASSISTED HEAT-PUMP SYSTEMS


KAYGUSUZ K.

APPLIED ENERGY, vol.51, no.2, pp.93-109, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0306-2619(94)00042-d
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-109

Abstract

Simulations have been made with SOLSIM (Howell, J. R. et al., Solar-Thermal Energy Systems. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1982) for solar and air-source heat-pump systems with energy storage in encapsulated phase-change material (PCM) packings. An experimental study was performed for a laboratory building in Trabzon, Turkey for space heating. The results indicate that the dual-source system is technically the most convenient solar heat-pump configuration, but before installing a solar-assisted heat-pump system, a detailed economic analysis is needed.