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

Kaygusuz K.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.22, no.3, pp.247-256, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310050014036
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-256
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


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.