THERMAL STORAGE SIZING METHODOLOGY FOR SOLAR COOLING/POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS.

G. Melikian, H. E. Khalifa, R. L. Martin

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Abstract

A simplified methodology is presented for estimating the solar collector/thermal storage requirements for solar cooling/power generation systems. It is based on synthesizing the system's performance from the performances of its key components, taking into account the thermoeconomic constraints under which each of the components would be competitive with conventional fuel-fired and electric-powered alternatives. The methodology minimizes the use of time-consuming detailed weather data processing while providing a preliminary estimate of the optimum combination of sizes for the solar collectors, thermal storage, and cooling/power generation equipment at a given location. The SOLERAS thermal storage field-test experience in Phoenix, AZ is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
PublisherACS
Pages737-744
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0841209863
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)0146-955X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Melikian, G., Khalifa, H. E., & Martin, R. L. (1986). THERMAL STORAGE SIZING METHODOLOGY FOR SOLAR COOLING/POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS. In Proceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (pp. 737-744). (Proceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference). ACS.