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Combining PV and heat pumps

Photovoltaics and air-source heat pumps

Heat pump technology and photovoltaics make for the ideal combination. Heat pumps require electricity to power their compressors, which can be generated using photovoltaics without producing CO2. With the right dimensions, the system can heat a detached house free of charge at least during the day. The initial investment in these types of systems pay for themselves over time, while reduced energy costs also represent long-term appeal.

Using fossil fuel to generate heat damages the environment by releasing too much CO2 into the atmosphere. Coal, oil and natural gas, which is considered by many to be more eco-friendly, therefore do not offer a solution, as their CO2 life cycles are thousands of years long and only add tothe problem of climate change. There is, however, free energy which can be sourced from that immediate vicinity of buildings using solar power systems and heat pumps.

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The thermal energy contained within the ambient air is drawn in and transferred to a liquid medium in a pipe system. Based on a principle similar to that of a fridge, the medium is compressed, which causes it to heat up.


Air-source heat pump enables optimum energy managemen

What sets an air-source heat pump apart is its heat pump manager, which offers unique benefits:

  • Automatic calculation of the most efficient use of the energy generated by the air-source heat pump.
  • Optimum adjustment of the air-source heat pump to the outside temperature, which contributes to an additional increase in efficiency and is thus good for both the environment and your wallet.
  • These devices combine a compact design with cutting-edge technology and high energy efficiency.
  • There are systems suitable for both old and new buildings.
  • There aresystems available for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Some systems are available in a variety of performance classes.

Most air-source heat pumps can also provide warm water and many also offer air conditioning to keep living spaces cool in the summer.

 

Air-source heat pump financing

Air-source heat pump financing provides the opportunity to equip new and renovated buildings with a modern, eco-friendly heating alternative. The investment costs can be recouped quite quickly, as manufacturers of air-source heat pumps advertise heating cost reductions of 50% compared to standard heating. When it comes to financing air-source heat pumps, property owners should consider government funding options.

 

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When constructing a new building, the air-source heat pump is usually covered along with the heating system in the budget and therefore contained in the construction financing. But if you’re retrofitting an existing building with alternative energies, you’ll have to finance the air-source heat pump yourself, which usually requires a five-digit investment.


The simplest way is often through your primary bank. Some financial institutions offer special energy loans, designed specifically to finance renewable energy systems. In some cases, they’re not even associated with entry into the land registry.

Before you take advantage of a loan, you should make sure you explore all your subsidy options, which include the BAFA subsidy programme and the regional programmes offered by the individual German states. In some cases, the KfW bank (applies to Germany) provides loans with low interest rates for the purchase of air-source heat pumps.


Connecting the air-source heat pump to the heat source is free. It’s only the costs of the complete system including storage and installation which must be covered by the air-source heat pump financing.


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