Efficient heat pumps for large-scale heating and cooling
To boost the energy efficiency of buildings, the EU has created a legislative framework that includes the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Heat pumps are one of the most promising technologies when it comes to reducing building energy consumption and complying with this new set of directives. Despite their potential, heat pumps have not yet been deployed at scale and have only served as auxiliary units. The EU-funded INTEREST project will study hybrid heat pumps – systems that combine adsorption and compression. In particular, it will screen potential thermo-chemical sorbents with high energy density and model hybrid heat pump operation. Finally, it will test a pair of resorption reactors that can operate over 1 000 cycles without losing reactivity. These will be integrated with compression heat pumps.
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