Calculation of required collector area of a solar-assisted series heat pump for domestic heating

Kaygusuz K.

ENERGY SOURCES, cilt.22, sa.3, ss.247-256, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00908310050014036
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.247-256


In the solar-assisted series hear pump system, coefficient of performance (COP) can be increased by transferring solar radiation heat to the heat pump evaporator. In the present study a method of calculating the ideal design limit for the collector area based on the second-law efficiency is given by using a set of experimental data on a certain design of a solar-assisted series heat pump system for domestic heating during the heating season. A comparative study is made between the actual and ideal conditions, and a minimum required collector area is presented.