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Modeling and Optimization of a Hybrid Solar PV-Powered Air Conditioning System with Ice Storage

Abstract In this thesis the performance of a Hybrid AC System (HACS) is modeled and optimized. The HACS utilizes solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to help reduce the demand from the utility during peak hours. The system also includes an ice Thermal Energy Storage (TES) tank to accumulate cooling energy during off-peak hours. The AC runs continuously on grid power during off-peak hours to generate cooling for the house and to store thermal energy in the TES. During peak hours, the AC runs on the power supplied from the PV, and cools the house along with the energy stored in the TES. A higher initial cost is expected due to the additional components of the HACS (PV and TES), but a lower operational cost due to higher energy efficiency, energy storage and... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Jubran, Sadiq (Author) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Calhoun, Ronald (Committee member) / Trimble, Steven (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Energy / Mechanical engineering / Engineering / Hybrid AC / Ice Storage / PV AC / Solar AC
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 87 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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