Solar-assisted air conditioning in buildings

Solar-assisted air conditioning in buildings

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Air conditioning contributes significantly to the energy consumption of buildings in many countries. A promising possibility for energy reduction is the use of solar thermal energy in solar-assisted airconditioning systems. The main advantage of this technology is that cooling loads and solar gains occur at the same time, at least on a seasonal level. However, until today only a few systems have been installed world-wide and design and operation experiences are fairly poor. The goal of this handbook is to address this lack and to support the planner in the design of solar-assisted air-conditioning systems, which use solar collectors as heat source.A schematic drawing of the system for operation during the heating season is shown in Figure 8.16. The rooms are equipped with a convective ... required in the heating season. Table 8.3 Design values for the desiccant air-handling unit.

Title:Solar-assisted air conditioning in buildings
Author:Hans-Martin Henning
Publisher:Springer Verlag Wien - 2007-10-11


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