COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN GEOTHERMAL AND SOLAR HVAC SYSTEMS

  • Fnyees Alajmi Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait
  • Amer Alajmi Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait
  • Ahmed Alrashidi Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Naser Alrashidi Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait
Keywords: Heat Energy, Renewable Energy, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Performance Factor, Geothermal power‎, Thermal Energy

Abstract

Many applications depend mainly on heat energy, such as solar and geothermal heat pumps. ‎There is a high increase in the use of applications that depend on renewable energy. The ‎main objective of this project is to study the heating systems and geothermal heat pumps. ‎This study also investigated solar heat pumps and the geothermal efficiency to optimize its ‎strategic plan. A performance factor (COP) was used to assess the efficiency of both ‎geothermal and solar systems. To apply the methodology, a case study was used. The ‎results in the thermal energy system are that solar energy is better and more cost-effective in ‎terms of capital. The revenues for the solar system after 25 years were higher than the ‎revenues for the geothermal system. Furthermore, solar power has a shorter payback time ‎making it superior for a similar life span, so it was clear that the expenditure on solar power ‎was safer than the expenditure on geothermal power.‎‎

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Published
2021-10-23
How to Cite
Alajmi, F., Alajmi, A., Alrashidi, A., & Alrashidi, N. (2021). COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN GEOTHERMAL AND SOLAR HVAC SYSTEMS. International Journal of Engineering Science Technologies, 5(5), 77-98. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijoest.v5.i5.2021.234