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)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014. 1007-1016 p.
, Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102 ; 48
Solar Cooling, TRNSYS Simulation, UAE region, Vacuum Tube Collectors
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-145501DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.02.115ISI: 000345410700114ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84898969718OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-145501DiVA: 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
QC 201405212014-05-212014-05-212015-01-20Bibliographically approved