Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/597945
Title:
Design of direct solar PV driven air conditioner
Authors:
Huang, Bin-Juine; Hou, Tung-Fu; Hsu, Po-Chien; Lin, Tse-Han; Chen, Yan-Tze; Chen, Chi-Wen; Li, Kang; Lee, K.Y.
Abstract:
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Solar air conditioning system directly driven by stand-alone solar PV is studied. The air conditioning system will suffer from loss of power if the solar PV power generation is not high enough. It requires a proper system design to match the power consumption of air conditioning system with a proper PV size. Six solar air conditioners with different sizes of PV panel and air conditioners were built and tested outdoors to experimentally investigate the running probabilities of air conditioning at various solar irradiations. It is shown that the instantaneous operation probability (OPB) and the runtime fraction (RF) of the air conditioner are mainly affected by the design parameter rpL (ratio of maximum PV power to load power). The measured OPB is found to be greater than 0.98 at instantaneous solar irradiation IT > 600 W m-2 if rpL > 1.71 RF approaches 1.0 (the air conditioner is run in 100% with solar power) at daily-total solar radiation higher than 13 MJ m-2 day-1, if rpL > 3.
Citation:
Huang B-J, Hou T-F, Hsu P-C, Lin T-H, Chen Y-T, et al. (2016) Design of direct solar PV driven air conditioner. Renewable Energy 88: 95–101. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.11.026.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Renewable Energy
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-014-12
Issue Date:
5-Dec-2015
DOI:
10.1016/j.renene.2015.11.026
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0960-1481
Sponsors:
This study was supported by National Energy Program II, MOST103-3113-E-002-006 made by Ministry of Science and Technology,Taiwan, and by Award No.KUK-C1-014-12, made by King AbdullahUniversity of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
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dc.contributor.authorHuang, Bin-Juineen
dc.contributor.authorHou, Tung-Fuen
dc.contributor.authorHsu, Po-Chienen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Tse-Hanen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yan-Tzeen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Chi-Wenen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Kangen
dc.contributor.authorLee, K.Y.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:59:20Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:59:20Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-05en
dc.identifier.citationHuang B-J, Hou T-F, Hsu P-C, Lin T-H, Chen Y-T, et al. (2016) Design of direct solar PV driven air conditioner. Renewable Energy 88: 95–101. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.11.026.en
dc.identifier.issn0960-1481en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.renene.2015.11.026en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597945en
dc.description.abstract© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Solar air conditioning system directly driven by stand-alone solar PV is studied. The air conditioning system will suffer from loss of power if the solar PV power generation is not high enough. It requires a proper system design to match the power consumption of air conditioning system with a proper PV size. Six solar air conditioners with different sizes of PV panel and air conditioners were built and tested outdoors to experimentally investigate the running probabilities of air conditioning at various solar irradiations. It is shown that the instantaneous operation probability (OPB) and the runtime fraction (RF) of the air conditioner are mainly affected by the design parameter rpL (ratio of maximum PV power to load power). The measured OPB is found to be greater than 0.98 at instantaneous solar irradiation IT > 600 W m-2 if rpL > 1.71 RF approaches 1.0 (the air conditioner is run in 100% with solar power) at daily-total solar radiation higher than 13 MJ m-2 day-1, if rpL > 3.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by National Energy Program II, MOST103-3113-E-002-006 made by Ministry of Science and Technology,Taiwan, and by Award No.KUK-C1-014-12, made by King AbdullahUniversity of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectSolar air conditioningen
dc.subjectSolar coolingen
dc.subjectSolar PV coolingen
dc.titleDesign of direct solar PV driven air conditioneren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalRenewable Energyen
dc.contributor.institutionNational Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwanen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-014-12en
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