Analytical selection of marketable SAHP systems. Final report, September 30, 1977-December 31, 1979

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For the effective marketing of energy conserving heating systems which have high initial costs, such as the solar assisted heat pump (SAHP), it is imperative to identify those climatic regions, load profiles, and system characteristics for which such systems are economically promising. This report summarizes efforts to develop a quick and efficient means of performing this identification. These efforts were separated into two distinct studies, a marketing study and a technical study of five energy conserving systems; and stand-alone heat pump, a stand-alone solar energy system, and a series, a parallel, and a dual source SAHP system. One of the ... continued below

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Kahan, W. January 1, 1980.

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For the effective marketing of energy conserving heating systems which have high initial costs, such as the solar assisted heat pump (SAHP), it is imperative to identify those climatic regions, load profiles, and system characteristics for which such systems are economically promising. This report summarizes efforts to develop a quick and efficient means of performing this identification. These efforts were separated into two distinct studies, a marketing study and a technical study of five energy conserving systems; and stand-alone heat pump, a stand-alone solar energy system, and a series, a parallel, and a dual source SAHP system. One of the primary results of the marketing study was the identification of the portion of the HVAC market into which the initial marketing thrust of these systems should be concentrated. In addition, several factors which influence the sales of these systems were identified. The technical study concentrated on the development and use of an analytical model of each of the systems. This model was designed to quickly size, in a specific climatic region, the system components for an economic optimum; i.e., for a minimum life cycle cost. Then the one energy conserving system which has the lowest life cycle cost, and thus the best potential, can be identified. It was found that, at present costs of electricity, the air-to-air heat pump has the lowest life cycle cost and hence is considered most marketable. At significantly higher electricity costs, the series SAHP system is the most marketable one because it has the lowest life cycle cost of the five energy conserving systems studied.

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  • Report No.: DOE/CS/31467-T2
  • Report No.: SAN-1467-1
  • Grant Number: AC03-77CS31467
  • DOI: 10.2172/6427773 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6427773
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1203863

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Kahan, W. Analytical selection of marketable SAHP systems. Final report, September 30, 1977-December 31, 1979, report, January 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1203863/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.