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Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings

Hadorn, Jean-Christophe (ed.)

Solar and Heat Pump Systems for Residential Buildings

July 2015
  • 274 pages
  • 108 figures
  • 24 tables
  • Hardcover
  • English
ISBN: 978-3-433-03040-0
out of print


The combination of heat pumps and solar components has great potential for improving the energy efficiency of house and hot water heating systems. This book compares different systems, analyses their performance, presents design methods and shows monitoring techniques.

About the author

Jean-Christophe Hadorn is a Civil Engineer (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) and holds an MBA from HEC University Lausanne. He led the Task 44 Solar and Heat Pump Systems of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme as operating agent from 2010 to 2013, a group of 55 participants that realized the present book.

Since 1985, Mr Hadorn has been appointed every year as external manager of thermal solar energy and heat storage research program by the Swiss government.

He was asked in 2003-2005 by the French government to set up the new National Institute of Solar Energy (INES) in France, now operating with more than 100 researchers.

From 2005 to 2008 he was chairman of the board of a solar PV company listed on the Nasdaq.

In 2000, he founded an engineering company dealing with solar energy, environmental and new energy issues.

Since 2013 he has led the Pierre Chuard Group, a renowned HVAC engineering company in Switzerland.