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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 134, Issue 3, pp 2197–2212 | Cite as

A review of solar absorption cooling systems combined with various auxiliary energy devices

  • Hamideh Sheikhani
  • Ramtin Barzegarian
  • Ali Heydari
  • Ali Kianifar
  • Alibakhsh Kasaeian
  • Gyula Gróf
  • Omid Mahian
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Abstract

From both environmental and energy-saving points of view, solar heating and cooling systems have recently proven themselves in the commercial world as the environmentally friendly and sustainable energy systems which can replace the systems powered by conventional sources of energy such as fossil fuels and electricity. In the present paper, the research contributions conducted on solar absorption cooling systems, integrated with different auxiliary energy devices, are comprehensively reviewed and discussed. Also, various cooling systems integrated with solar technologies, i.e., flat-plate collector, evacuated tube collector, compound parabolic collector and parabolic trough collector, are reviewed. The survey and comparison are carried out in terms of some crucial parameters such as coefficient of performance, annual energy consumption and payback period. Further, this work briefly presents and discusses some possible opportunities for future works from the efficiency viewpoint.

Keywords

Solar heating and cooling systems Absorption cooling system Coefficient of performance Annual energy consumption Payback period Solar thermal collectors 

List of symbols

Q

Heat load (kW)

T

Temperature (K)

GT

Irradiance (W m−2)

Gb

Beam irradiance (W m−2)

Gd

Diffused irradiance (W m−2)

CR

Area concentration ratio

Greek symbols

η

Efficiency

β

Inclination of collector (°)

ρ

Ground reflectance

Subscripts

G

Generator

E

Evaporator

amb

Ambient

st

Storage tank

in

Inlet

Abbreviations

SHC

Solar heating and cooling

FPC

Flat-plate collector

ETC

Evacuated tube collector

CPC

Compound parabolic collector

PTC

Parabolic trough collector

COP

Coefficient of performance

SCOP

Solar coefficient of performance

AEC

Annual energy consumption

GWP

Global warming potential

DNI

Direct normal irradiance

SBAC

Solar–biomass hybrid absorption cooling system

GSHP

Ground source heat pump

GCHP

Ground-coupled heat pump

HTF

High-temperature fluid

PCM

Phase change material

TES

Thermal energy storage

DHD

Differential heat of dilution

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamideh Sheikhani
    • 1
  • Ramtin Barzegarian
    • 2
  • Ali Heydari
    • 3
  • Ali Kianifar
    • 1
  • Alibakhsh Kasaeian
    • 4
  • Gyula Gróf
    • 5
  • Omid Mahian
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringFerdowsi University of MashhadMashhadIran
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Science and Research BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  3. 3.Energy and Sustainable Development Research Center, Semnan BranchIslamic Azad UniversitySemnanIran
  4. 4.Faculty of New Sciences and TechnologiesUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  5. 5.Department of Energy EngineeringBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary
  6. 6.Center for Advanced TechnologiesFerdowsi University of MashhadMashhadIran
  7. 7.School of Aeronautic Science and EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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