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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Experimental And Simulation Study Of Hybrid Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems With Unglazed Solar Collectors For French Office Buildings

Vincent Helpin, Michael Kummert, Cauret Odile

Abstract: This paper discusses the potential of a Solar Assisted Ground-­Source Heat Pump (SAGSHP) system configuration with unglazed solar collectors to supply space heating in French office buildings, with reduced capital cost. Experimental results are used to develop validated TRNSYS component models for the unglazed solar collectors and the heat pump. A complete TRNSYS model (system and building) is then developed to assess the potential of this SAGSHP configuration in a typical office building in France. Results show that coupling unglazed solar collectors with ground heat exchangers is potentially interesting in terms of capital costs as well as in improvement of performance.
Pages: 2957 - 2964