The MOOC aims to give an overview of the heat pump technologies application in the context of the energy transition. In particular, using a case based approach, the course will start with examples of the heating and cooling needs of the buildings then moving to the working principle and technologies of the electrically driven heat pumps. After examples of energy performance indicators calculations and dynamic simulation of the heat pump coupled to a building, the integration of the heat pumps into more complex systems (smart grids) is discussed, introducing the tools allowing heat storage and strategies for control (demand side management).
Lesson 1 - Electric heat pumps: the potential role in a scenario of large energy production by renewable sources 2020/06/11
Lesson 2 - Heating and Cooling loads of EU buildings 2020/06/17
Lesson 3 - Primary energy consumption and environmental impact 2020/06/24
Lesson 4 - How does a heat pump work? Which factors do affect a heat pump operation? 2020/07/01
Lesson 5 - Recent technology for heat pumps 2020/07/08
Lesson 6 - Estimation of seasonal performance indicators 2020/07/15
Lesson 7 - Heat pump coupling to a building: a case study 2020/07/22