Analyzing a ground source heat pump investment in Finland

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi Stenberg, Tom 2012-01-28T02:30:33Z 2012-01-28T02:30:33Z 2011
dc.description.abstract AALTO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS ABSTRACT Master’s Thesis, Entrepreneurship 19.12.2011 Tom Stenberg ANALYZING A GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP INVESTMENT IN FINLAND Research objectives The main objective of the study was to analyze a ground source heat pump (GSHP) investment in Finland. In addition the goal was to determine which investment appraisal methods are most suitable for analyzing a ground source heat pump investment. In order to reach these objectives the both the heating systems and investment theory were reviewed in detail. Sources The theoretical part of the study was compiled out of a wide range of academic and non-academic literature. These included articles, reports and industry brochures related to investment analysis, energy and heating systems. In the empirical part historical energy price data was used. Heating system data was attained from heating system companies, expert organization and other relevant sources. Research method After the necessary data collection exercise and selection the suitable investment analysis method, the actual investment simulations calculations were completed and analyzed. The chosen methods are widely used and considered reliable in academic research. Results Analysis of the results showed that investing in a ground source heat pump heating system would be the most economical investment in the cases studied and under the selected settings. After 10 years the GSHP had the lowest NPV (most economical) in all cases except for one; in the old 240 m2 building the wood-pellet had a lower NVP mean in the 10 year scenario. However the probability distributions of the GSHP and the wood-pellet system suggest that the GSHP system has less risk as the probability distribution is more triangular. The wood-pellet system and the CHP district heating systems were the next economical choices. Direct electricity and oil heating were found to be uneconomical investment when using similar risk variables. Keywords Ground source heat pump, heating system, energy, investment analysis, NPV, Monte Carlo simulation. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Analyzing a ground source heat pump investment in Finland en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Economics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Management and International Business en
dc.contributor.department Johtamisen ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword Ground source heat pump
dc.subject.keyword heating system
dc.subject.keyword energy
dc.subject.keyword investment analysis
dc.subject.keyword NPV
dc.subject.keyword Monte Carlo simulation.
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201201291239
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major SME Business Management en
dc.programme.major Yrittäjyys ja pienyritysten johtaminen fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon yrittäjyys
dc.subject.helecon entrepreneurship
dc.subject.helecon investoinnit
dc.subject.helecon investment
dc.subject.helecon arviointi
dc.subject.helecon evaluation
dc.subject.helecon koneet
dc.subject.helecon machinery
dc.subject.helecon energiatalous
dc.subject.helecon energy economy
dc.subject.helecon lämmitys
dc.subject.helecon central heating
dc.ethesisid 12703 2012-01-05
dc.location P1 I

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