New extra efficient heat pump developed
In a new paper published in the journal Communications Engineering, researchers from the University of Glasgow outline how their flexible heat pump technology provides an elegant and low-cost solution.
The team led by Professor Zhibin Yu, have developed a new type of heat pump, a flexible heat pump technology, which could help households and businesses save on their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.
The new designs help to solve the problems of current heat pumps by integrating heat storage – a small water tank and a coil of copper tube.
At temperatures of 65°C it’s thought the new designs could be up to 10% more efficient, as when the supply temperature increase, so does the amount of energy recovered.