18 March 2011

Operational experience from, and arguments for investment in, absorption heat pumps for district cooling production in Sweden

Absorption heat pumps can generate cooling water from heat and are therefore an interesting alternative for
district heating companies who have access to waste heat, especially during the summer. However, the technology
has not had any major breakthrough on the Swedish market yet despite the possible potentials. This
article summarises some of the findings from a study made by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden [1],
which investigated experience from operation and important investment factors among district heating companies
in Sweden. The study included companies both with and without absorption heat pumps.