Some industries require temperatures of between 100 and 180 degrees. A high temperature heat pump is able to deliver this, so it has great commercial potential.
Food processing, battery production and other industriall processes all demand heating and cooling at the same time. Improving high temperature heat pumps will reduce both energy use and CO2 emissions for these and other industrial processes, and the objective of my PhD is to develop a prototype of such a “hot” heat pump.
In order to stay warm, we usually require a certain indoor temperature all year around. This can get expensive in cold countries like Norway, not only for the household economy, but also for the environment. However, this might change with new, smart controls of heating systems.