A Review of Market-Available Solar Thermal Heat Pump SystemsA technical report of subtask A
March 2013 - PDF 0.77MB
Editor: Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, 21 pages
Solar heat pump systems seen as a combination of a solar thermal collector and a compression heat pump already entered the market with more than 130 systems offered. The aim of this report is to collect, to describe and to analyze these currently (2009-2011) available systems. The undertaken survey on more than 80 companies mostly in Europe shows that most of the systems are used for a combined production of domestic hot water and heat for the space heating circuit. A new classification scheme is proposed and market available solar and heat pump systems are analyzed and classified. This report is free for distribution.