Project Info

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Project Title 
Cascade thermoelectric heat pump with vapor compression heat pump
Project Number 
ET22SCE0004
Investor Owned Utilities 
SCE
End-use 
HVAC
Sector 
Residential
Project Year(s) 
N/A - 2025
Description 

The proposed technology is a residential/ small commercial heat pump (~3-5 tons capacity) that cascades a thermoelectric (TE) heat pump with a conventional air-source heat pump. This heat pump will (a) Boost capacity and COP at colder outside air temperatures, (b) Reduce peak demand by eliminating electric resistance (strip heat) or backup heating and (c) improve efficiency by ~10%.