General Task Publications

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings
Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings
August 2015
By: Jean-Christophe Hadorn
Editor: Jean-Christophe Hadorn
ISBN: 978-3-433-03040-0
The combination of heat pumps and solar components has great potential for improving the energy efficiency of house and hot water heating systems. This book compares different systems, analyses their performance, presents design methods and shows monitoring techniques.
Position Paper: Solar and Heat Pump Systems
Position Paper: Solar and Heat Pump Systems
IEA SHC Task 44: Position Paper
September 2014 - PDF 0.53MB
By: IEA SHC Task 44
The purpose of this document is to provide an inside view to energy policy makers on why and how solar and heat pump systems should be supported and promoted. Solar and heat pump systems (S+HP) are a combined technology that represent a market share in the building heating and cooling segment due to their following advantages: high renewable energy share, low electricity demand, low primary energy demand, and low CO2 emission depending on the electricity mix feeding the heat pump. The market share of S+HP systems could reach 100% for new houses in many countries where the heat pump technology is well-established and solar is mandatory for domestic hot water.