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Solar Heating and Cooling Systems by Calin Sebarchievici, Ioan Sarbu

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Chapter 9

Solar-Assisted Heat Pumps

Abstract

This chapter presents the operation principle of a heat pump (HP), discusses the vapor-compression-based HP systems, and describes the thermodynamic cycle and the calculation, as well as operation regimes of a vapor-compression HP with electro-compressor. The calculation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of HPs and energy and economic performance criteria that allow for implementing an HP in a heating/cooling system is considered. A detailed description of the HP types and ground-source HP (GSHP) development is presented and important information on the selection of the heat source and HP systems are discussed. Additionally, other approach is to integrate the solar thermal system on the source side of ...

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