Experimental Study on Performance of Solar Thermal Driven Cooling System Versus a Hybrid Mechanical Compression Refrigeration-Solar Thermal Assisted System in Hot Areas

7 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2018

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Ahmed Hamza

Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University

Date Written: July 10, 2018

Abstract

Refrigeration and air conditioning systems are essential requirements for human needs, and, this followed by an increasing demand for electric energy. The recent trend in research and development find such systems to be driven entirely or partiality by renewable energy. One goal of this study is to minimize the grid-based electrical power needed by the residential scale air conditioning system through either using full, driven or partiality solar thermal energy. The study main aim is to present the reduction in the electrical power consumption by the mechanical compression refrigeration system through integrating an intermediate solar thermal to raise the pressure of the refrigerant after the compressor and before the condenser and to compare this system performance with an entirely driven solar thermal cooling system under hot, arid areas.

This is being done through design, constructing and operation of both systems and carrying out the performance measurements under Assiut city environmental conditions.

Keywords: Residential scale solar cooling systems, solar thermal air-conditioning, Global warming assessments and Cost Competitiveness

Suggested Citation

Hamza, Ahmed, Experimental Study on Performance of Solar Thermal Driven Cooling System Versus a Hybrid Mechanical Compression Refrigeration-Solar Thermal Assisted System in Hot Areas (July 10, 2018). PAUWES Research-2-Practice Forum 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3211253 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3211253

Ahmed Hamza (Contact Author)

Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University ( email )

71515 Assiut
Egypt

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