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Powering an ASHP
« on: November 29, 2020, 01:02:39 PM »
Hi there
Half way through my new build and looking at getting power to the site.

I have an 8kW air source heat pump and a 4 bed house to power.

At the moment I have 4kW of solar panels being installed. I take it this will not be enough to power the ASHP.

I also have a power supply to the farm shed behind the house but it has experienced a voltage drop over the run of the cable from the mains connection 200 metres away.

The electric company want 15k to connect the house to the transformer and run cable underground to give me power.

What other alternatives do I have with all of the above taken into account.

Can I somehow reverse the voltage drop at the shed to make use of the power there.

Can solar power a heat pump with say the help of battery back ups.

Are on demand generators any good.

Could I install a battery bank that charged from the shed and has enough power to start the ASHP.

I think the ASHP needs a fair voltage to start it up every time it kicks in.

Many thanks

kornelmiles

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Re: Powering an ASHP
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 05:34:34 PM »
Just try to search in google. I have the same question.

 

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