A simulation study on a solar heat pump heating system with seasonal latent heat storage

Qi Qi, Shiming Deng, Yiqiang Jiang

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Solar heating systems with seasonal energy storage have attracted an increasing attention over the past decades. However, studies of such systems using a phase change material (PCM) as seasonal storage medium have not been found in the open literature. In this paper a solar heat pump heating system with seasonal latent heat thermal storage (SHPH-SLHTS) is firstly described. This is followed by reporting the development of a simplified mathematical model for a SHPH-SLHTS system. Using the model developed, the operational performances of a SHPH-SLHTS system which provided space heating to a villa building have been investigated by simulation, and simulation results are reported in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-675
Number of pages7
JournalSolar Energy
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2008


  • Heat pump
  • PCM
  • Seasonal storage
  • Solar energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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