publication . Other literature type . 2014

Design of a Heat Pump Assisted Solar Thermal System

Krockenberger, Kyle G.; DeGrove, John M.; Hutzel, William J.; Foreman, J. Christopher;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This paper outlines the design of an active solar thermal loop system that will be integrated with an air source heat pump hot water heater to provide highly efficient heating of a water/propylene glycol mixture. This system design uses solar energy when available, but reverts to the heat pump at night or during cloudy weather. This new design will be used for hydronic heating in the Applied Energy Laboratory, a teaching laboratory at Purdue University, but it is more generally applicable for a residential scale system that could be used for both hydronic heating and hot water production. This combined system should provide efficient heating at a fraction of the...
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free text keywords: Solar Thermal, Heat Pump
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