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Solar Energy and the Heat Pump in a Northern Climate

Ronald Stewart

Solar Energy and the Heat Pump in a Northern Climate

by Ronald Stewart

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Published by EPRI .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementStewart, Ronald.
ContributionsHealey, James., Myrphy, Barbara.
The Physical Object
Pagination$0.00 C.1.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17584863M

Solar and other forms of renewable energy boast a very positive public opinion. In that same Gallup Poll, 80 percent of respondents said that the U.S. should put more emphasis on solar development. In the wake of increasing concern over climate change, clean, . Solar panels absorb solar energy to produce energy usable in buildings, either directly in the form of heat (typically to warm water) or as electricity. However, in doing so, they modify the energy balance of the urban surface in contact with the atmosphere, and so possibly influence the urban by:

  In cold climates, multi-zone heat pump systems (or multi-split systems) are developing a reputation for under-performing in terms of energy efficiency. In a nutshell, this happens when you ask a large capacity heat pump to eke out small amounts of heating or cooling.   The Coleman Echelon is an Energy Star qualified heat pump with an energy efficiency rating between 16 and 18 SEER and HSPF. The HC8B has an efficient two-stage compressor, and the fan guard provides quiet performance. The unit also features a .

2). Backup (to solar) heating and cooling including discussion of the geothermal heat pump, a technique that provides considerably better energy efficiency than the conventional heat pump, and one that can be used in colder climates where conventional heat pumps are not viable. 3)/5(69).   Every house and heat pump will have the capacity and load lines in different places, so don't take the numbers in this graph as absolute. The important points to note about the relationship between heat pump heating capacity and a home's heating load are: As the temperature goes down, the load increases and the capacity decreases.


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