An analytical investigation has been performed to study the possibility of application of solar cooling for the climatic condition of Tokyo, Japan. Silica gel-water adsorption cooling system has been taken into consideration for the present study and lumped parameter model is used to investigate the performance of the system. Based on the solar radiation data it is found that at least 15 collector (each of 2.415 m2) is required to achieve the required heat source temperature (around 85 °C) to run the cooling unit. It is also observed that the solar powered adsorption cooling unit provides cooling capacity around 10 kW at noon with base run conditions, while the system provides solar COP around 0.3, however, the solar collector size can be reduced by optimizing the cycle time.
|Number of pages
|Applied Thermal Engineering
|Published - Feb 2013
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering