Article Published In Vol.1,No.2

Future Air Conditioning with Solar Technology: A Technical Overview

Author : Shashi Reddy , P. Sarkar

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This paper presents an analysis of the general cost associated with various solar air conditioning systems which includes performance and cost comparison of different solar refrigeration Systems. The cost analysis covers the initial costs and the operating costs of each of the three systems. Various solar air conditioning systems have also been studied. A short overview about the state-of-the-art of available technologies, such as closed thermal driven cooling cycles (e.g., absorption, adsorption) and open cooling cycles (e.g., desiccant employing either solid or liquid sorbents) is given and needs and perspectives for future developments are described.

Keywords: Solar air conditioning, Cost comparison