Solar cooling with ice storage

Tobin Peyton-Levine, Jonathan Sherbeck, Beth Magerman, Patrick Phelan

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Solar photovoltaics (PV) is hampered by the lack of solar radiation during peak energy demand hours of the day, e.g. 5- 8pm. The ability to shift the PV power curve and make the energy accessible during peak hours can be accomplished through pairing solar PV with energy storage technologies. A system of combining solar PV and ice thermal storage in order to operate conventional heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) units has been developed. The hybrid air conditioning system (HACS) consists of an array of PV panels running a DC compressor which operates a conventional HVAC unit using R134a that has two evaporators. A simple test run consisting of cycling the glycol solution through the glycol air handler with all other components shut down was performed. The glycol air handler ran for 6 hours and the initial cooling power was 4.5 kWth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012
Pages235-240
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2012Nov 15 2012

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume10

Other

OtherASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period11/9/1211/15/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Peyton-Levine, T., Sherbeck, J., Magerman, B., & Phelan, P. (2012). Solar cooling with ice storage. In ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012 (pp. 235-240). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 10). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2012-93106