New heat pump that links to solar panels could soon provide your home's hot water

Interest in solar panels is rising as energy prices fluctuate
Interest in solar panels and heat pumps is rising as energy prices fluctuate (Image credit: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology)

Scientists have developed a new type of solar-air dual-source heat pump (SAHP) that can be used to heat water throughout the day. 

Researchers from India's Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sri Krishna College of Technology and Malaysia's Sunway University, say the tech “contributes significantly to advancing SAHP technology, paving the way for more efficient and sustainable water heating solutions in regions with diverse ambient conditions”.

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