Free Software Tool Compares Geothermal Options

Post date: Aug 18, 2011 12:9:54 PM

MADISON, Wis.—An easy-to-use, but sophisticated method of analyzing hybrid geothermal configurations is now available for free download. The HyGCHP (Hybrid Ground-Coupled Heat Pumps) software module helps users investigate several configurations of geothermal systems, including conventional geothermal systems and hybrid options. The software helps determine how much money a building owner can save, helps select optimal sizes for the equipment, compares different hybrid geothermal approaches, and analyzes the effects of different control strategies. The software was developed by the Energy Center of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is sponsored by ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Click here to learn more and to download the free software.