For ATA members in the Canberra area and surrounds.
ATA Canberra branch meeting - Electric heat pumps for water and space heatingAugust 31, 2016 at 8:30 pm
Where: Ian Ross Building, Australian National University, 31 North Road, Acton ACT 2601
Subject: The application of electric heat pumps to water heating and space heating in the ACT and similar cool climate areas.Alistair's talk will focus on the application of electric heat pumps to water heating and space heating in cool climate areas such as the ACT.
It will explore the operational temperature limits for heat pumps, refrigerant options, and give some insights into choosing the best types and how to use them most effectively. Alternative power sources – e.g., solar, off-peak – will also be covered in terms of application to heat pumps.The audience is invited to bring along any collected data which they may have for their own heat pump systems, as well as anecdotes and experiences.Bio: Alistair McGrath-Kerr has worked as a design engineer at LAROS Technologies for the last 18 months. Prior to that he spent 4 years working as a systems engineer at local solar energy company Armada Solar. Alistair has an engineering degree with honours in sustainable energy; a masters degree in engineering management, and holds a CEC accreditation in Stand Alone Power Systems . He is also a community level speaker for Beyond Zero Emissions 'Stationary Energy Plan'. Alistair is interested in solar energy, sustainable housing and permaculture.
You can download the evening's presentation here.