This is a report on the Solar Thermal Heat Pump/Chiller the “Helisorber” that was done at the conclusion of a research project on the product funded by the Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) Program, administered by the California Energy Commission.
The “Helisorber” heat pump when coupled with a low-concentration solar collector is capable of providing chilling and heat pumped hot water.
The research finds that the Helisorber is both a cost-effective and carbon reducing approach to creating a mass market solar thermal project.
Author: Dr. G. Anand and Donald C. Erickson, Principal Investigator
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