Looking for a user-friendly specialized tool for the planning and design of heat pump systems? Then our program GeoT*SOL basic is the perfect partner for your planning. You can choose between a variety of system types and components, calculate energy usage and costs, and thereby forecast the annual coefficient of performance (ACOP). If required, GeoT*SOL basic can also simulate solar heat pump systems. Referencing the dynamic minute-step simulation of the entire heat pump system over one year, the program then determines the respective ACOP. With this parameter and additional results from the minute-step simulation, GeoT*SOL basic evaluates the economic efficiency of a system by establishing a ratio of heat price to anticipated service life.
The principle behind a heat pump is quite simple: A heat pump extracts heat from a lower-temperature external heat source (the ground or the air) and then uses drive energy to emit that heat at a higher temperature in the form of useful heat. GeoT*SOL basic supports the following heat pump configurations:
Brine/water heat pumps with ground probes extract heat stored in lower ground layers. This requires a hole drilled vertically into the ground, which can be performed in a very small space. Depending on the customer's heat requirement, one or several probes are used.
Air/water heat pumps suck outside air through special channels and extract the heat contained therein. This heat is transferred to the water-operated heating system.
With GeoT*SOL basic you can simulate five different heat pump system types, from simple to very complex, each for the configuration of brine/water and air/water.
The climate database from MeteoSyn contains global data records. You can select the relevant location on an interactive map or you can select the locations from a list. New climate data can also be created by interpolation of existing climate data. In addition, it is possible to load other climate data in wbv format.
The dynamic minute-step simulation over the course of the year gives you the following parameters for the selected heat pump system:
The economic efficiency is an important argument for property owners. It is determined by way of the heat price by allocating investment costs (minus subsidy) and operating and maintenance costs (including anticipated increases in electricity costs) to the generated heat energy over appropriate periods (service life, interest on capital). You can then use the heat price to compare the heat pump to other heating systems, such as gas or oil-fired boilers.
All results are documented in a project report that you can save and forward to your customer as a PDF or RTF file or print and deliver together with proposal documents. The report contains:
Software maintenance is included for the first year following purchase of GeoT*SOL. The following services are included in the maintenance:
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