Accession Number:

ADA043951

Title:

Solar Air - Conditioning Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE