Renewable Energy Update: How Does a Fridge Work?
What do heat pumps and fridges have in common?
In a previous episode of Renewable Energy Update, Dr Matt Wright spoke with Dr Pietro Altermatt about the benefits of replacing gas heating with heat pumps amidst the current impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on fossil gas use throughout Europe. When Dr Pietro Altermatt explained how heat pumps work he said they are like ‘a fridge in reverse’.
In this Renewable Energy Update, Dr Matt Wright spoke with 2ser producer Marlene Even and explained the science of heat pumps by comparing them with how fridges work.
The Renewable Energy Update is a regular segment on The Daily every Wednesday with Dr. Matt Wright. Listen to previous episodes here.