Solar-assisted heat pump coupled to solar hybrid panels

A. Martínez-Gracia, A. Del Amo, S. Torné, A. Bayod-Rújula, J. Uche, S. Usón




A water-water solar-assisted heat pump (SAHP) is going to be installed on an academic building at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). It integrates a heat pump heating system with photovoltaics/ thermal collectors and seasonal storage. Considerably higher performances than a conventional type airsource heat pump are expected to be reached. This paper shows the simulation of the system performed in trnsys, a graphically based software used to simulate the behaviour of transient systems. The obtained energy and monetary savings are analysed

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 17)
Pages: 578-582 Date of Publication: 2019/07/15
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2019/04/10
REF: 380-19 Issue Date: July 2019
DOI:10.24084/repqj17.380 Publisher: EA4EPQ


Authors and affiliations

A. Martínez-Gracia1, A. Del Amo2, S. Torné3, A. Bayod-Rújula4, J. Uche1, S. Usón1
1. Department of Mechanical Engineering. CIRCE Institute., University of Zaragoza, (Spain)
2. Abora Solar S.L. Advanced solar energy. Polígono Centrovía. La Muela, Zaragoza (Spain)
3. Ingeniería Torné. Zaragoza. Spain.
4. Department of Electrical Engineering. CIRCE Institute., University of Zaragoza (Spain)

Key words

Photovoltaic/thermal hybrid solar modules, Solar assisted heat pump, seasonal storage


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