Experimental Study of a Solar Assisted Air Source Heat Pump in Heating Condition
In order to improve the performance of air source heat pump in low temperature conditions, designed a solar assisted air source heat pump with the gas-liquid bio-sources heat exchanger. The heat pump can work with solar heat water and air as a heat source at same time. The heating performance of the heat pump in low temperature conditions was tested. The results show that, in comparison to the single air source heat pump, the heating performance of the solar assisted air source heat pump is improved remarkably. When the solar water flow is at 0.6m3/h and the outdoor environment temperature is -7°C, the heating capacity raised about 38% and the COP raised about 30%. When the outdoor environment temperature is -15°C, the heating capacity and the COP all raised more than 50%.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
Y. Liu et al., "Experimental Study of a Solar Assisted Air Source Heat Pump in Heating Condition", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 4909-4912, 2011