Special Issue "Hybrid Solar-Ground Source Heat Pump Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Andrew Chiasson
Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, United States
Interests: geothermal; ground source heat pump systems; solar; thermal systems modeling; low-energy buildings

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue seeks a collection of high-quality scientific research papers and case studies on hybrid solar ground-source heat pump (GSHP) systems. This multidisciplinary topic has resulted in articles published in a wide range of journals, and a single source of articles would be quite useful to researchers and practitioners alike.

The broad journal audience on this topic has much to do with the wide range of applications of hybrid solar–GSHP systems, from low-to-high temperature use, and from cold to hot climate operation. Further, these systems have several advantages relative to standalone and other types of hybrid GSHP systems in that they use no fossil fuels and can be integrated into other building energy uses. Therefore, this Special Edition seeks to shed more light on the design, performance, and benefits of these systems by welcoming contributions and articles related to: underground solar thermal energy storage; use of solar energy “ground loads” balancing for GSHPs; applications in heating-dominated buildings; integration of hybrid solar GSHP systems with domestic hot water systems; solar cooling and applications in cooling-dominated buildings; use of solar–geothermal absorption/adsorption heat pumps; district heating/cooling systems; and use of combined photovoltaic–thermal (PVT) solar collectors.

Prof. Andrew Chiasson
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Hybrid solar–geothermal heat pump
  • Underground thermal energy storage
  • Solar PVT
  • Solar thermal
  • Solar cooling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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