Paper Conference

Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2012: 5th conference of IBPSA USA


Feasibility of Combined Solar/Heat Pump Systems for Reduced Residential Conditioning Energy Consumption

Greg Marsicek, Sanford Klein, Greg Nellis
University of Wisconsin – Madison: Solar Energy Laboratory Madison, Wisconsin

Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of using an air-source heat pump system in a thermally efficient house for two locations: Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX. In addition to an air-source heat pump, a geothermal heat pump system is implemented in the Chicago location. The source energy savings over a conventional system is reported as well as the life cycle costs for each of these cases. The conventional system is a natural gas furnace and air conditioner. In addition, to improve the performance of the air-source heat pump system, photovoltaics and solar thermal systems are implemented to analyze the effects on the energy savings and life cycle costs.
Pages: 152 - 159