Solar Air - Conditioning Study.
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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The state-of-the-art of solar cooling is evaluated to determine the near term performance potentials and life-cycle costs of the most promising approaches. The heat actuated absorption cycle, Rankine cycle, and desiccant dehumidification cycle are examined. The principles of operation are described, performance coefficients are reviewed, operating constraints are examined, and the commercial status of each approach is evaluated. An analysis of the major solar cooling demonstrations as of 1976 is carried out. Savings-to-investment ratios are calculated for solar cooling systems in buildings in seven locations within the United States. Author
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating