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Open Source Heat Pump

  • 07-06-2021 10:13pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,988 ✭✭✭ The_Bullman


    Where can I find out more information/a supplier of open source heat pumps.

    There is a river approx 200m from my site and I'd assume that it would be suitable for supplying a heat pump. There's only about 15m head.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,970 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    No such thing as an "Open" source HP

    There are air source, ground source or in your case, water source HP's

    Based on the distance you mention, I don't think a water source HP would be right for you, it takes enough energy to pump water over that distance as to make it not beneficial IMO.

    But I'm just a layman so don't take my word for it


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,157 ✭✭✭ Ubbquittious


    Good idea to make an open source one though if it doesn't exist.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,988 ✭✭✭ The_Bullman


    DaCor wrote: »
    No such thing as an "Open" source HP

    There are air source, ground source or in your case, water source HP's

    Based on the distance you mention, I don't think a water source HP would be right for you, it takes enough energy to pump water over that distance as to make it not beneficial IMO.

    But I'm just a layman so don't take my word for it

    I should have said open loop.

    I've heard of 150m vertical borehole being used for a closed loop geothermal. Surely it's more efficient to pump 200m up 20m rather than 150m vertically.

    But then I'm less than a layman


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