Optimizing solar collector tilt angle to improve energy harvesting in a solar cooling system

Corrada, Paolo, Bell, John M., Guan, Lisa, & Motta, Nunzio (2014) Optimizing solar collector tilt angle to improve energy harvesting in a solar cooling system. Energy Procedia, 48, pp. 806-812.

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Abstract

Solar cooling systems are gaining popularity due to continuously increasing of energy costs around the world. However, there are still some factors that are hindering the installation of solar cooling systems on a larger scale. One being the cost associated with the solar collectors required to provide heat to the absorption chiller. This study demonstrates the possibility of reducing the number of solar panels in a residential solar cooling system based on evacuated tubes producing hot water at a low temperature (90 °C) and a water-ammonia absorption chiller.

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ID Code: 70398
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: absorption chiller, solar air-conditioning, solar cooling, optimum tilt angle in Brisbane
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.02.093
ISSN: 1876-6102
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Energy Generation Conversion and Storage Engineering (091305)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Authors
Deposited On: 23 Apr 2014 22:39
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2014 04:53

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