De Woude

The challenge

A house on the island of De Woude from 2005 had to become all-electric. The gas heated heating installation came to the end of its life and the owner wanted to switch to a more sustainable heating based on solar energy.

In addition to heating, there was also a desire to cool the house on hot days, using the underfloor heating. Since the house is inhabited by a young family, there was a large need for hot water, the customer wanted to have a large capacity of hot water available at all times. Finally, the owner wanted to keep the PVT-solarpanels and glycol pipes out of sight as much as possible.

The solution

The Triple Solar team installed PVT solarpanels that generate electricity, but also heat that can be used to heat water as a source for the 12Kwh NIBE Series-S heat pump.

The Triple Solar cooling module was also installed, which reverses the operation of the heat pump. This then works just like a refrigerator, the heat is extracted from the home and released to the outside air through the panels. During cooling (as with heating), the release also takes place via the underfloor heating and radiators above.
The glycol pipes run from the roof via a zinc rainpipe through the ground to the heat pump. An additional 120 liter boiler has been installed to have a total of 300 liters of hot water available in addition to the built-in boiler in the NIBE Series-S 180 liter heat pump.