It is not a paradox – it is a straight-forward relation between a heat pump system’s key data: The lower a heat pump’s performance factor is, the smaller the source can be built. I would not write this post, hadn’t I found a version of this statement with a positive twist used in an advert! […]Read More The Heat Source Paradox
October – time for updating documentation of the heat pump system again! Consolidated data are available in this PDF document. In the last season there were no special experiments – like last year’s Ice Storage Challenge or using the wood stove. Winter was rather mild, so we needed only ~16.700kWh for space heating plus hot […]Read More Same Procedure as Every Autumn: New Data for the Heat Pump System
We have updated the documentation of monthly and seasonal measurement data – now including also the full season September 2014 to August 2015. The overall Seasonal Performance Factor was 4,4 – despite the slightly lower numbers in February and March, when was the solar collector was off during the Ice Storage Challenge. Edit: I have […]Read More Heat Pump System Data: Three Seasons 2012 – 2015
This is the third post in my series on our photovoltaic generator. It had been a part of previous post with the data for the first month, but I cut and saved it as the other post was so long already. I am now also able to present data for two months of operations: Below […]Read More Solar Energy, Batteries, and Autonomy
We had considered it already a few years ago – when we decided to live and work in the middle of a dusty and noisy construction site for a few months: The upper part of the roof is inclined by 30° – which is the optimum angle for photovoltaic panels – whereas the windows in […]Read More We Have Come a Long Way: Rooftop Solar Power Now!