Journal article

Comparative costs of ground source heat pump systems against other forms of heating and cooling for different climatic conditions

GR Aditya, O Mikhaylova, GA Narsilio, IW Johnston

Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems can provide cost effective and sustainable heating and cooling for buildings while using considerably less fossil fuel than conventional heating and cooling systems. This benefit can be further enhanced by adopting hybrid GSHP (HGSHP) systems wherein the GSHP component provides the baseload thermal energy with the balance provided by conventional systems. This study compares the costs of GSHP and HGSHP systems against conventional systems under a variety of climatic conditions, exemplified by those encountered across Australia, but including conditions encountered elsewhere. The results indicate that the comparative performance of GSHP and HGSHP systems..

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