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Simulation studies on performance of solar cooling system in UAE conditions
2014 (English)In: Energy Procedia 48: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2013), Elsevier, 2014, 1007-1016 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The abundance of solar radiation makes the approach of solar cooling the most sustainable cooling solutions for the Gulf countries like UAE. In this article, the performance of a 10 TR solar absorption cooling system was evaluated by TRNSYS simulation. The system used for simulation studies was developed at SOLAB of CSEM-uae for the purpose of assessing the potential of applying solar cooling systems in this region. Simulation results show that the solar cooling system operates with a COP in the range of 0.60 - 0.80. The simulation results closely match a typical day performance validating the model. The currently installed system can meet its cooling requirement for almost 2/3rd of year without back up heating and/or cooling.

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Elsevier, 2014. 1007-1016 p.
, Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102 ; 48
Keyword [en]
Solar Cooling, TRNSYS Simulation, UAE region, Vacuum Tube Collectors
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Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-145501DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.02.115ISI: 000345410700114ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84898969718OAI: diva2:718549
2nd International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, SHC 2013; Freiburg; Germany; 23 September 2013 through 25 September 2013

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Available from: 2014-05-21 Created: 2014-05-21 Last updated: 2015-01-20Bibliographically approved

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