Energy and exergy analysis of multi-functional solar-assisted heat pump system

Hong Li, Hongxing Yang

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This paper reports the exergetic modeling and performance evaluation of a novel multi-functional solar-assisted heat pump (SAHP) system based on an experimental study. Comparisons between the multi-functional SAHP system and conventional hot water heating systems, i.e. electric water heater, gas-fired water heater and air source heat pump, are made with respect to energy and exergy efficiencies. The results show that the multi-functional SAHP system has the highest energy performance, average 2.98. In addition, the multi-functional SAHP system offers the highest exergy efficiency among the four kinds of hot water heating systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-136
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2010


  • Energy
  • Exergy
  • Multi-functional solar-assisted heat pump system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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