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The Solar Laboratory in Ispra has a passive solar heating system using a heat pump and a long term heat store. The passive system consists of a sunspace with low thermal inertia, attached to an existing building. The aim of the project is to study the control of a direct gain system and the possibility of storing the heat of such a system over longer periods of time. The first operational results of the building show that considerable energy savings are possible, while maintaining a good indoor climate.

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Authors: VAN HATTEM D, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);COLOMBO R, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);BLOEM H, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 3rd Workshop on Solar Assisted Heatpumps with Ground-coupled Storage, Göteborg (SE) Jan 16-18, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34611 ORA
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