01 July 2003

Advanced Supermarket Refrigeration/Heat Recovery Systems Vol 1 – Executive Summary

Annex 26 is the first international project under the IEA Heat Pump Programme that links refrigeration and heat pump technology. Recovering heat from advanced supermarket refrigeration systems for space and water heating purposes seems obvious and is beneficial for owners and operators. Because there are world-wide a great number of supermarkets that offer frozen and chilled food under further growth of this sector may be expected, the amount of energy used for refrigeration is enormous and will likely increase substantially in the near future.
This volume of the IEA Annex 26 final report contains a detailed summary of the Annex activities including principal conclusions from each participant.