Potential of a Very High Efficiency Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Water Heater
Water Heating; Heat Pumps; Solar Energy; Buildings
Reducing energy use for heating hot water remains a major challenge around the world. This paper describes a novel solar photovoltaic-assisted heat pump water heater (PV-HPWH which achieved an 83% reduction (COP 5.4) in water heating energy compared with electric resistance. This technology demonstrates very large potential residential energy savings around the United States.
Buildings; Heat Pumps; Solar Energy; Water Heating
Florida Solar Energy Center and Parker, Danny, "Potential of a Very High Efficiency Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Water Heater" (2018). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 48.