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Performance of an integrated solar absorption cooling system in a sub-tropical region

Darkwa, Jo; Fraser, S.

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Jo Darkwa

S. Fraser



Abstract

Evaluation of an integrated solar absorption cooling system located in a sub-tropical region has been carried out. Analysis of the results revealed an operational efficiency of 61% for the solar collectors at a mean differential temperature forumla of 51°C when compared with the manufacturer's rating of 70% at 60°C. The absorption chiller did, however, perform quite satisfactorily and achieved a coefficient of performance of 0.69 when compared with the manufacturer's rating of 0.7. There is however the need for the hot water supply system to be optimized as well as provision for supplementary heat source in order to maintain the appropriate operating temperature during low solar radiation levels.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 6, 2012
Journal International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies
Print ISSN 1748-1317
Electronic ISSN 1748-1317
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 3
Institution Citation Darkwa, J., & Fraser, S. (2012). Performance of an integrated solar absorption cooling system in a sub-tropical region. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 7(3), doi:10.1093/ijlct/cts024
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/cts024
Keywords solar air-conditioning system; absorption chiller; collector efficiency; COP
Publisher URL https://academic.oup.com/ijlct/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/ijlct/cts024
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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