24 June 2014

DYNAMIC DESIGN AND VALIDATION OF SMART-GRID CAPABLE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS


The research and evolution on smart home energy systems (HES) gains more and more relevance especially focusing on the reduction of carbon emissions, the optimization of
the domestic energy efficiency as well as the improvement of indoor climate comfort. In this sense, heat pump (HP) systems are getting more and more relevance due to the efficient
coupling with renewable energy source and higher CoP in comparison to other conventional HES. Future homes may install smart HP system for several reasons, including ambient assisted living, better comfort, optimized energy cost as well as the possible access to smartgrid technologies. In this work, a typical HP system as HES in a single-family house, which comprises an air-to-water HP and a domestic hot water storage tank, will be investigated.
The main purpose of this work is to describe and propose a dynamic approach for design and validation of the smart-grid oriented HP systems in residential Buildings.