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A Study on the Energy Efficiency of a Geothermal Heat Pump System in use the Outdoor Reset Control Application
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A Study on the Energy Efficiency of a Geothermal Heat Pump System in use the Outdoor Reset Control Application
Jung, Young-Ju; Kim, Hyo-Jun; Lee, Yong-Ho; Hwang, Jung-Ha; Cho, Young-Hum;
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The government is fostering a renewable energy industry as an alternative to handle the energy crisis. Among the renewable energy systems available, geothermal energy is being highlighted as being highly efficient and safely operable without the effect of outdoor air. Accordingly, a study on the geothermal heat pump is in progress in various worldwide perspective. However, Geothermal energy is only in charge of part load of the building due to the high initial installation cost in korea. Moreover, its efficiency is reduced due to the use of independent existing heat sources. In this study, after selecting the building containing the actual installed geothermal heat pump, the use of excellent geothermal heat pump systems was maximized in terms of the energy efficiency. The objective of this study is to show the operation method of geothermal heat pump system to improve energy efficiency through the TRNSYS simulation. This paper proposed operation methods of geothermal heat pump control according to outdoor air temperature. The result of this study is that existing operation method had some problems and if offered improvement is applied to real condition, energy consumption would be decreased.
Renewable energy;Geothermal heat pump system;Building energy;Outdoor reset control;
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