Solar powered cooling: an optimal approach.

Author(s) : SYED A., MAIDMENT G., TOZER R., et al.


Solar powered cooling offers a sustainable and low energy solution for refrigeration applications. For most applications, there is a coincidence between peak solar gain and peak cooling demand. By using solar energy to drive a cooling cycle, it is possible to produce cooling virtually coincident with the refrigeration demand and is thus a viable technology for sustainable building design. This paper presents an overview of the state-of-the-art of solar cooling. It describes the technologies, applications, efficiencies, economics, thermodynamics, optimisation and finally experimentation with solar cooling systems.


  • Original title: Solar powered cooling: an optimal approach.
  • Record ID : 2006-2109
  • Languages: English
  • Subject: General information
  • Source: Annual proceedings of the Institute of Refrigeration. 2004-2005 [CD-ROM].
  • Publication date: 2004


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