24 November 2020

A heat pump system control based on solar gain prediction

The implementation of advanced system control strategies, able to achieve a considerable increase of the system efficiency, can represent a convenient solution to reduce the system operation costs while maintaining a desired level of comfort. A control algorithm developed within a Swedish national research project shows annual energy savings of 10%, through the prediction of the solar energy gains in single family house installations. In principle, the developed control algorithm does not require any hardware modification and can be implemented in both new and existing installations.